BENJAMIN ROESCH’s debut novel, Blowin’ My Mind Like a Summer Breeze, won the 2023 Next Generation Indie Book Award for Young Adult Fiction. He is also author of the middle grade novel Felix and Squeak and the Ghost Who Forgot Everything. He has an MFA from Lesley University and is a writer, musician, teacher, podcaster, and award-winning essayist. For twelve glorious, exhausting years, he was a high school English teacher, and is now a full-time writer based in Burlington, VT, where he lives with his family. Oh, and his name is pronounced “Rush,” like the band from Canada.