Benny Sims can trace the origin of his love for storytelling to reading Jack London’s The Call Of The Wild when he was seven years old, and listening to his uncle tell stories of being an artillery cannoneer in North Africa and Italy during World War II. Several teachers in high school and college recognized his aptitude for writing and encouraged him to pursue it, and he’s never stopped since.
He grew up in Tennessee but moved to southern Illinois when he was 14. After attending college in Murray, Kentucky, he relocated back to Tennessee to work as a journalist. After working for the aerospace industry in Huntsville, Alabama for more than three decades, he is now retired and lives in Foley, Alabama.
Most writers have their own quirky habits, but he does something that most writers don’t. Whenever possible, he writes while standing. He got the idea after visiting Ernest Hemingway’s house in Key West, Florida, decided to give it a try, and noticed an immediate difference in his writing quality.
His life-long dream of having a novel published was realized with the 2020 release of his award-winning debut novel, CODE GRAY, a thriller/mystery dealing with politics, murder, voter manipulation, and the money behind all of it. His most recent release is MILE MARKER ZERO, the October 2022 psychological suspense thriller told through the eyes of a serial killer with a desperate goal.
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