Hi. I'm Ben.
I'm a writer interested in the American west and Japan across literary and dystopian narratives.
Presently, I'm focusing on short stories of various shapes and sizes. My work has most recently been featured in Lime Hawk and Cirque: A Literary Journal for Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.In 2014, I wrote Sarin Sunset, a novel centered on two people whose lives were turned upside-down by the 1995 Tokyo sarin gas attacks.
In a past life, I was a strategist and copy writer for members of Congress, local mayors and officials, non-profits, and candidates for public office across America.
I live in Portland, Oregon (by way of Los Angeles) with my wife and daughter. I like bicycles, sumo wrestling, tiki bars, coffee shops, whiskey, nature, cats, and the Los Angeles Dodgers.