Friday, April 4, 2014

April 14 Meeting

BEN F. LEE will be speaking about and leading practice on "The Mechanics of Writing: the Nuts and Bolts." Be sure to bring a notepad and pen/pencil to the session.

He is married, one living son.  English major (BA Degree), one published book of poems (Distant Trumpet 1966) - Labelle Press.  Career includes professional writing work: newspaper reporter, manager - resume company, director of proposal development (major Southeast Texas engineering firm), self-employed writing consultant, freelance articles (various company publications), and ghost writer for novelist.  

An enthusiastic, dedicated Christian, he loves the Crucifixion era.  Currently writing Historical/Biblical novels: Arimathea Series.  Ten books completed (Spring 2014).  Inspiration:  My 1989 Poem, “The Cripple,” Crucifixion period piece. Three completed Medieval Fantasy (SCiFi); sequel to one in progress.

Member - Golden Triangle Writers Guild (1985 - 2013).  Writing credentials: GTWG Conference contest: First Place - Science Fiction (1985); First Place - Mainstream (1987 & 1989).  Newspaper awards include: Hearst Newspapers - The Hearst Distinguished Journalism Award (Community Group) - Third Place Features (1997); Press Club of Southeast Texas - 3rd Place - Newspaper Feature - Non-Daily Newspaper (1997).   

Additional:: 38-year member -  Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), a medieval reenactment group.  He possesses extensive hands-on knowledge of the Medieval Period.  Within SCA: recognized as a fighting instructor (Southeast and Central Texas chivalric and rapier fighting).