Gay affirming stories of love, grit, passion, family.
Larry Benjamin, author the short story collection Damaged Angels (Bold Strokes Books), and the gay romance, What Binds Us (Carina Press),a considers himself less a writer than a wordsmith—an artist whose chosen medium is the written word rather than clay or paint or bronze.
Larry is a writer of stories whose characters are determined to find their place in the world; if they cannot find a place, they make a place. Even when their lives aren’t perfect, it's never because they’re gay but because they're human. And like all humans they often suffer the consequences of ego and bad judgment.
Larry believes life is a series of starts and stops, beginnings and endings, and that sometimes it is in an ending we find our beginning. He tries to reflect those beliefs in his writing.
Larry was born in the Bronx (New York) to parents from St. Croix, U.S.V.I. He now lives in the East Falls section of Philadelphia with Stanley, his partner of 16 years, and their two dogs.
He is currently at work on his next romantic novel, tentatively titled His Name was Jose.