WELCOME! My name is Donald Paul Benjamin. I am an author, journalist, cartoonist, and photographer. 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.

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

NOVELS. This link features excerpts from my novels which are currently in manuscript while I labor to find a literary agent and publisher. I participate in local critique groups and I am a member of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers (RMFW). On September 7, 2019, the introductory chapters of my mystery novel THE ROAD TO LAVENDER earned me a 3rd place finish in the 2019 Colorado Gold Writing Contest. The winners were announced at the RMFW conference:

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

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/

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


Recent Posts

Wolf Moon

Let me tell you about my older brother and the dark and monsters. I was a fearful child. Until my tenth birthday I had crippling night fears. I avoided the dark, which I imagined to be populated with werewolves. Here’s the thing about monsters: I wasn’t afraid of the Frankenstein monster who lurched awkwardly from … Continue reading Wolf Moon

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