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A NEW VISITOR’S guide to my website

WELCOME! My name is Donald Paul Benjamin. I’m a novelist, journalist, cartoonist, and photographer. I’m a member of the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, a regional group of authors based in Denver. However, 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.

Here’s a link to my current resume: Donald Paul Benjamin

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 novel, personal memoir, family history, or original poetry you wish to publish. We are not a printer, but we format an independent author’s finished manuscript so 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.

THE GREAT LAND FANTASY SERIES. This link will take the reader to my epic fantasy series.

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 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.

 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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Book Ends

The title of this blog reflects two themes: 1) It’s been twelve months since I last posted on my author webpage. Thus, my January and December posts can be thought of as forming literal and figurative ‘bookends.’ 2) When writing, I begin each new novel by composing the last chapter first. Thus, I have a … Continue reading Book Ends


A passion for word games and puzzles can serve as a bridge to creative and expository writing. Letters and sounds are the building-blocks of words. Words form sentences and sentences convey meaning to inform readers, evoke emotions, and stimulate thinking. Working crosswords, playing scrabble, and completing word search exercises can pay dividends. Even the taking … Continue reading CROSSWORDS

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