Tom head shot 800Tom Bentley lives in the hinterlands of Watsonville, California, surrounded by strawberry fields and the occasional Airstream. He has run a writing and editing business out of his home for many years, serving up piping hot words for B2B and B2C businesses; his work also gives him ample time to vacuum. He’s published hundreds of freelance pieces—ranging from first-person essays to travel pieces to more journalistic subjects—in newspapers, magazines, and online.

He is the author of a short story collection, Flowering and Other Stories, published last spring by AuthorMike Ink. His 1999 short story, “All That Glitters,” won the National Steinbeck Center’s short story contest. He has won many other nonfiction and fiction awards and contests. He blogs on writing-related subjects at www.tombentley.com/wordpress.