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Ben Tanzer

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Ben Tanzer is the author of the books Orphans, which won the 24th Annual Midwest Book Award in Fantasy/SciFi/Horror/Paranormal and a Bronze medal in the Science Fiction category at the 2015 IPPY Awards, Lost in Space, which received the 2015 Devil's Kitchen Reading Award in Prose Nonfiction, The New York Stories and SEX AND DEATH, among others. He has also contributed to Punk Planet, Clamor, and Men's Health, serves as Senior Director, Acquisitions for Curbside Splendor and a Lecturer in the Lake Forest College Loop program, frequently speaks on the topics of messaging, framing, social media, blogging, fiction, essay writing and independent publishing and can be found online at tanzerben.com the center of his vast lifestyle empire.

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You Can Make Him Like You

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Most Likely You Go Your Way...

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Orphans

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Lucky Man

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Repetition Patterns

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99 Problems

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My Father's House: A Novella

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So Different Now

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It's true. We are new Ben Tanzer website. We are also going to begin moving some of our blogging to the new site, and the rest of it to another site to come. We think it's all going to be awesome, though all we know for certain, is that it just might change your life, if only for a moment at that. Read more of this blog post »
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"A very good book, for what it is: it's somewhere between a chapbook and a full collection of stories, and it hits that balance perfectly.

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Alexandra Aldrich Hi Ben- Please consider reading/ rating my new memoir The Astor Orphan. Thanks, Alexandra


message 7: by Kate

Kate Hey Ben, just wanted to stop by and wish you and yours a very Happy Holiday season! I'm just excited to have a long weekend to read and work on some of my end of year journaling. It's the little things :)


Milton Esitubi Mary Anita And The Second Liberation In KenyaAlso get entertained with the African flavour and passion, the culture, social life and politics


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Ed Rambeau Thanks for adding me as a friend, Ben. It's greatly appreciated.

The link below demonstrates a video I put together to promo my first novel FORBIDDEN STEPS. Be aware that I also do this for a living for other authors who wish to promo their work on YouTube.

Enjoy the vid and have a great evening. And thanks again, Ed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4c21_S...


Vickie Thank you so much for adding me as your friend. Your books look very interesting and I completely agree...Frodo rocks!


message 3: by Tara

Tara Thanks for the add, Ben, and congrats on your own work.


message 2: by Ben

Ben Caleb wrote: "I just got my copy of Most Likely You'll Go Your Way and I'll Go Mine in the mail. I'll be burning through a few of my books to get to this one. Excited = me."

Ditto, all of it, mail, burn, read, excited, me.


message 1: by Caleb

Caleb Ross I just got my copy of Most Likely You'll Go Your Way and I'll Go Mine in the mail. I'll be burning through a few of my books to get to this one. Excited = me.


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