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Ben Burgess Jr.

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Ben Burgess Jr is the author of the award-winning novels "Monster", "Wounded", “Love and Happiness”, and the new novel “ Daddy’s Girl." He is an active performer of spoken word poetry. Ben Burgess Jr uses his love of writing to inspire and influence youths to strive for what they believe in, and to never give up on their dreams. His novels "Monster" and “Wounded” are currently used in schools on the lower east side of Manhattan. Ben Burgess has a BA degree in Business Management and an MA degree in Educational Leadership. He is the proud father of his daughter Jaelynn and is active in trying to improve urban neighborhoods and communities.

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I’m having a good month! I won first place in the Beverly Hills Book Awards, I won the Bronze medal in the Drunken Druid Book Awards in Ireland, and the Silver medal in the IPPY Book Awards. In total, my latest novel “Love and Happiness” has won five awards so far. It’s something to be proud of. I am proud of those accomplishments, but I can’t let it get to my head.


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Published on April 11, 2016 09:03 • 2,087 views • Tags: authors, awards, books, drama, humble, reading, trials-and-tribulations
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