My boss's boss's boss likes to corner me at the coffee station at work and ask:
He's been asking me this question for years. If my employment were contingent on supplying an answer, I would've been fired long ago. As much as I might want to, I can't give him the answer because I don't know what it is.
I'm fifty pages into a sequel to The Painting of Porcupine City. I've been fifty pages into a sequel since shortly after that book
For years I've done a lot of my book-buying at my local used bookstore's dollar shelf. This bookstore is just around the corner from where I work in the brick-and-glass labyrinth of downtown Boston; even though the dollar shelf is outdoors (vulnerable to skin-flaying sun and bone-cracking cold), I can rarely resist the temptation to stop by during lunch to see what's on offer that day. It feels like treasure hunting. As you'd expect, there's a shit-ton of crap on those $1 shelves, but yo
Like an aging high-school quarterback who still wears his letter jacket to every homecoming game, I'm celebrating my glory days this week. Five years ago this month, The Cranberry Hush began its streak as a #1 bestseller on Amazon. Hoo!
To commemorate, for a limited time ALL of my books are just 99 cents. This includes my newest, the highly-reviewed but, shall we say, lightly-sold The Youth & Young Loves of Oliver Wade: Stories.
Go ahead, write a caption for this photo of me being silly. Write several! If I like yours the best, I'll send you a Kindle copy of one of my books. (If you don't have a Kindle, don't worry, you can forward the link to a friend.)
In the meantime you can check out your choices here: Ben's Author Page
Hat tip to Jay Bell, who sorta gave me the idea for this by leaving a funny comment on my Instagram.
Are you looking for something to read this weekend? I've got just the book for you. It was released two days ago, so it's still warm. I think you'll love The Youth & Young Loves of Oliver Wade: Stories.
I'm the guy who wrote The Cranberry Hush and The Painting of Porcupine City and Homo Action Love Story! A tall tale, so if you liked any of those, I hope you'll check out this one. It follows the life of Ollie as he grows from a closeted middle-schooler to a confident adult. It'