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Benjamin Martin

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Benjamin Martin was born in Phoenix, Arizona. He studied Japanese Language, Culture, and History at the University of Arizona before joining the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme in 2008. He taught English on small islands in Okinawa for five years before starting work with the Okinawa Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Demonstration Facility. His manuscript was a semi-finalist in the 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award competition and Samurai Awakening won the 2013 Crystal Kite award for the Asia/Middle East/India region.

His experiences working with students on small islands has greatly influenced his writing and strengthened his desire to help promote communication and exchange between East and West.

I’ve always been fascinated with caves. Growing up in  Arizona, I would camp in Sedona every year with my family. Our campground was nested along a river and there were caves along the cliffs which you could hike up into. Farther south there was also the Colossal Cave which I found impressive but unfortunately tame. There’s just something about exploring a natural cave that is interesting, prov... Read more of this blog post »
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