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Benjamin Whitmer

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Benjamin Whitmer was born in 1972 and raised on back-to-the-land communes and counterculture enclaves ranging from Southern Ohio to Upstate New York. One of his earliest and happiest memories is of standing by the side of a country road with his mother, hitchhiking to parts unknown. Since then, he has been a factory grunt, a vacuum salesman, a convalescent, a high-school dropout, a semi-truck loader, an activist, a kitchen-table gunsmith, a squatter, a college professor, a dishwasher, a technical writer, and a petty thief. He has also published fiction and non-fiction in a number of magazines, anthologies, and essay collections. Pike is his first novel.

He lives with his two children in Colorado, where he spends most of his free time troll

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I’ve got a ton of work coming in and a book to finish that I’m real excited about, so I’m gonna take a break on bloggingfor a little while. I’ll check in now and then, but if you need me anytime soon, email’s gonna be the best bet. (Hint: It’s on the About page.) Play nice.

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date: November 07, 2012 07:30PM
location: Tattered Cover, Colfax Ave, 2526 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO, The United States
description: I'll read from and discuss my new illustrated omnibus Unlucky Lucky Tales.
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“Just this. I never knew anyone who fucked up their life good who didn’t think they were special. The holes they dug themselves into were exactly the shape of their dreams.”
Benjamin Whitmer, Pike

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