Cover Design by Donna Marie Benjamin

The Four-Corners Mystery Series by D.P. Benjamin can be purchased now on Amazon in paperback and kindle formats.

Book one “The Road to Lavender” click here

Book two “A Lavender Wedding” click here

The novels can also be purchased at these fine establishments:

*Pioneer Town gift shop on Highway 65 in Cedaredge, Colorado

*Main Street Market and the Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center in downtown Cedaredge

*Blue Sage Center for the Arts in downtown Paonia, Colorado

*Out West Books at 533-Main Street in Grand Junction, Colorado

Or visit bookshop.org:

“The Road to Lavender” click here

“A Lavender Wedding: click here

A NEW VISITOR’S guide to my website

WELCOME! My name is Donald Paul Benjamin. I’m a mystery novelist, journalist, cartoonist, and photographer. I’m a contributing writer for the Delta County Independent Newspaper and member of the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, a regional group based in Denver. I live on the Western Slope of Colorado about as far from the teeming metropolis of Denver as I can get without falling into Utah. It’s rural country with lakes, rivers, and streams; mountains, mesas, and valleys; cattle, sheep, and sheep dogs; apples, peaches, cherries, and corn. And breathtaking vistas.

Please note the menu links in the upper portion of this page. A preview of each link and special notes appear below.

CONTACT ELEVATION PRESS. This link will allow you to contact my publishing company and tell us about a personal memoir or family history or original poetry you wish to publish. We are not a printer, but we format your finished manuscript so that it can be submitted to a commercial printer or a print-on-demand service such as Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP).

ABOUT. This link will take you to my portrait, a personal biography, and contact information.

COMMENTS. Your comments and suggestions are most humbly appreciated. Please comment on my posts or contact me through my ‘About’ page.

THE FOUR-CORNERS MYSTERY SERIES. This link features descriptions of my mystery novels. Book One, THE ROAD TO LAVENDER is available on Amazon.com: http://amazon.com/Road-Lavender-Donald-Paul-Benjamin/dp/0932624022. Opening chapters of this debut novel earned a 3rd place finish in the mystery category of the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ 2019 Colorado Gold Writing Contest. In 2020, the New Mexico Book Association honored Book One with a special consideration award for cover design. The sequel, A LAVENDER WEDDING was published in April 2021, and it’s available for purchase here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B091NDTQ7D/ Book three in the series, SPIRITS OF GRAND LAKE, will be published in August 2022.

PHOTOGRAPHS AND CARTOONS. This link includes samples of my visual creations. I’ve included a free gift cartoon book for visitors to download. Contact me through my ‘About’ page if you have a photography or art project in mind or if you wish to purchase the rights to images.

PUBLISHED ARTICLES. This link takes you to my published articles–including those I authored as staff writer for the Delta County Independent Newspaper. One of my stories (DREAMS COME TRUE FOR BRUIN MASCOT) received a 2018 Colorado Press Association award. To see my contemporary articles, please visit the newspaper’s website: https://www.deltacountyindependent.com/

 RECENT POSTS. This link showcases my blog entries about current events, art, the writing life, nature, animals, love, and loss. Links to my posts are also shown below.

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