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Gender MALE
Industry Publishing
Occupation Children's Book Author
Location Victoria, BC, Canada
Introduction Hi. My name is Ben, or Benjamin James Watson if I'm in trouble with my Mom. I am a children's book author. My first picture book, "The Boy Who Went Ape" was illustrated by my pops, Richard Jesse Watson, and published with Blue Sky Press, Scholastic. I am currently working on a young adult/middle grade novel. I love my wife, dogs, and good stories. I love to think about and discuss writing which is what this blog, and a big chunk of my life, is all about.
Favorite Movies Chariots of Fire, A River Runs Through It, Stand By Me, to be continued...
Favorite Music Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Cat Stevens, Ben Harper, U2, hymns, blues, tbc...
Favorite Books All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot, Lord Of The Rings by JRR Tolkien, Harry Potter by JK Rowling, Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain and The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County by him too (and just about everything else including his complete short stories, Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott, On Writing by Stephen King, Blueberries For Sal and Make Way For Ducklings by Robert Mcloskey, The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf illustrated by Robert Lawson, many books by Jack Kjelgard, Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson and illustrated by the master NC Wyeth, The White Company by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and illustrated by the master NC Wyeth, The Clown of God by Tomie dePaola, Thy Friend Obadiah by Brinton Turkle, The Wreck of the Zephyr and The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg, Tom Thumb by Richard Jesse Watson, Charlotte's Web by EB White and illustrated by Garth Williams, Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney, The Arrival by Shaun Tan, Call of the Wild by Jack London, Curious George by H.A.Rey, The Story of Babar the little elephant and Babar's Mystery by Jean Be Brunhoff, A River Runs Through It by Norman Mclean, and the Great Brain stories by John Dennis Fitzgerald and illustrated by Mercer Mayer. That will do for now but I'm sure there's some obvious ones missing that I'll get to later.