Tom Bentley

Tom Bentley

Screenwriter and Editor

Watsonville, California

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About Tom

Hello. I’ve run a writing and editing business out of my house for many years. I've published hundreds of freelance pieces—ranging from first-person essays to travel pieces to more journalistic subjects—in newspapers, magazines, and online. (Venues include Forbes, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, The American Scholar, WIRED, Writer’s Digest, Sailing Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle and many others.) I was the 1999 winner of the National Steinbeck Center’s short story contest, and I’ve also won numerous nonfiction writing awards. I have edited approximately 100 books, both fiction and nonfiction. I have a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University.

I am the author of All Roads Are Circles, a coming-of-age novel, Flowering, a collection of short stories, Think Like a Writer: How to Write the Stories You See, a how-to book on finding and cultivating your writing voice, Aftershock, a novel based on the 1989 San Francisco earthquake and Swirled All the Way to the Shrub, a novel set in Prohibition-era Boston.

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