At Disneyland, on important business

Hi. I'm Ben.

I'm a fiction writer interested in Japan, the American west, and dystopian narratives. I also dabble in tanka poetry.

Currently, I'm working on several dystopian and literary short stories. Last year, I wrote a novel, Sarin Sunset, set in and out of Tokyo and centered on two people whose lives were turned upside-down by the 1995 sarin gas attack.

My other occasional work is available on Short Scenes, my rough proving ground and repository. I don't update it often.

In a past life, I worked as a communications strategist and copywriter for U.S. Senators, members of Congress, mayors, non-profits, and candidates for public office across America.

I live in Portland, Oregon with my wife Mele. My joys include riding my road bike as fast as I can, frequenting good tiki bars and coffee shops, staring wistfully into nature, my two cats, and obsessively rooting for the Los Angeles Dodgers.