About Bennett

A confession—I don’t really consider myself an author.

I think of myself more as a person who just loves using words. Some examples:

I’ve loved words since the day I began learning them. Just filling out a few paragraphs on this site is a simple pleasure. Here are a few more words about me:

Chicago is home, but I prefer California’s longer golf season. I’m a current SCBWI member, a previous winner of the Writing With the Stars picture book competition, and a mentee of Alastair Heim.

I’m also the proud father of a five-year-old and a three-year-old. They are learning (and using) their own words at an alarming pace. Our whole family loves haunting Chicago’s local bookstores (see 0:37 and 0:56):

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