An archive of Tom’s posts can be found HERE.
Tom 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 All Roads Are Circles, a coming-of-age novel, and Flowering, a collection of short stories. His Think Like a Writer: How to Write the Stories You See speaks to finding and cultivating your writer’s voice. His novel Aftershock is about three lives tossed asunder by the 1989 San Francisco earthquake. His newest novel, Swirled All the Way to the Shrub, is set in Prohibition-era Boston right at the Great Crash. Mr. Bentley would like you to pour him a Manhattan right at five. You can see his lurid website confessions at tombentley.com