I have a story entitled “Family Breakfast” up at Splinter Generation that I’m thrilled about. It’s a story whose tone and flow I’ve been working on a while and much love to Neal Bonser at SG for his sage editorial advice and helping me work the story to its best and truest form. The story also holds a special place for me because it’s one of the only stories I’ve ever read to an audience. I read a snippet from it last year in the Blue Parlor at Bread Loaf. Always a thrill to see one of your children go out in the world and make something of himself.
Benjamin RoeschI am a novelist and short story writer living in Burlington, Vermont. My work has appeared in Brilliant Corners, Word Riot, Seven Days, Monkey Bicycle and other fine purveyors of the written word. Mostly, this blog will chronicle my writing life. But I’m restless. And writing can get tiresome to hear about, even if it’s the thing that makes you go boom. So don’t be surprised to find the occasional album or book review, recipe, political musing, notes on a recent home brewing endeavor, writing tutorial, anecdote, or rhetorical question into the ether. Thanks for coming. Stay a while.