About the Author

Hi! My name is Ben, and I’m a writer.

These bios always seem to start with education, so let’s not buck the trend. I hold a B.A. from Columbia University (2011) and an M.F.A. in Fiction & Screenwriting from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas, Austin (2014).

In a past life, I used to cobble rent money by writing for the Interwebs. I’ve covered Media & Culture for Vanity Fair, Observer, The A.V. Club, The Guardian, Playboy, and Thrillist. My short stories have appeared in Five Quarterly, Louisiana Literature, Bookanista, and a couple of other places. There’s a neat tab with links to most of it at the top.

On the screenwriting side, I currently write for television. Dream job unlocked! Check back here for regular updates on my journey to blow it all to heck, naturally. 💁🏾‍♂️

This is our dog, Blue. Our dog Blue is very cute. That’s it. 🙂

(Look, it’s my website, all right? If we were still in the MySpace heydays, the backdrop of this entire thing would be a mosaic of pictures of Blue with the Baha Men’s ‘Who Let The Dogs Out’ blaring the second you landed on the site.)