I’m unbelievably fortunate to be an English teacher at Jefferson County Open School in Lakewood, Colorado, one of the last high schools in the country where students still love school.
I get up around four to work on these stories. Writing is akin to an addiction. I have a passion for guns and foul weather–and I carry a bag on my weekly trips to the library. When the weather’s nice, I garden or lie in the grass in the shade of a maple tree. I’m married, and there are three kids climbing on me when I lie in the shade of that tree.
I started writing The Father Trilogy in 2000. The original impetus was two fold: to create an old man–the type many of us wish we had in our lives–and to further contextualize–as a means of walking through my own grief–the American Genocide.
Truth be told, I sometimes fantasize about a continent without fences.
About my books:
The Father Trilogy
In Sight of the Sun: The old man takes his grandson on his first raid into Mexico; they come home to the massacre of their people.
Fidelity: As the blizzard worsens, Cal climbs higher on the mountain, unaware that his zeal to hunt the elk is a pursuit of Junior, his dead son.
Book Three: "His beard and chest were splattered with blood, his shoulders gray with ash, his coat sleeves, hands and knees blood soaked...He had no idea who he was."
Excerpts of Fidelity have been published in Fast Forward Volume I, Fast Forward Volume II, decomP magazinE, SFWP.org, Monkey Puzzle #7, Ducts, and Diverse Voices Quarterly.
Feel free to visit me at benjamindancer.com or email me at BenjaminDancerBooks@gmail.com.
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