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Ben Tousey

Seattle, Washington, United States

Email: benthovens5th@msn.com

Home page: http://www.yhabbut.com

According to the Oracle of the Bacon, Ben Tousey is 4 degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon. Ben's book, "Acting Your Dreams" was reviewed by psychiatrist, Dr. Richard Vath, who also counseled Debby Boone. Debby Boone was in 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders with Brandy Norwood--who was in the 39th Annual Grammy Awards with... Kevin Bacon!

Ben has worked as an actor, musician and standup comedian with heavy-hitters such as Grant Goodeve from Northern Exposure, Barry McGuire from the Broadway Musical "Hair" and the hit song, "Eve of Destruction," and standup comedienne Vanda Mikoloski. He spent fifteen years in various forms of reparative--or "ex-gay" therapy before finally embracing who he is. He writes about that experience in his book, My Egypt. He is best known for writing occult-themed gay romances and gay religious satire.

He began life at a very early age, but quickly outgrew it; all the while wishing he didn't have to grow up at all. Throughout his life he aspired to be everything from a NASA astronaut, a CIA agent toppling unfriendly governments, to Samantha Stevens' Bewitched son wielding magical powers. But since he couldn't actually BE any of those things, he decided to write about them instead.

When not writing books, he writes sketch comedy for large and small organizations, like Eastside Foursquare or the Center for Spiritual Living.

He knows there's a last chapter coming, sooner now than before. He came with an expiration date, though he's still hopeful that it's a ways away.

Interests: Comedy, in just about everything makes life a little easier to bear. Theology, Philosophy, History (particularly the Revolutionary War), Biographies (Particularly Benjamin Franklin), and Physics and Astronomy.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes

 

Published works:

Fiction

  • The Warrior
  • The Eye of the Morning
  • God\'s Madmen (Book II in the Eye of the Morning series)
  • The Children of the Night (Book III in the Eye of the Morning series)
  • The Haunting of Holden Castle
  • Nonfiction

  • Acting Your Dreams (Using Acting Techniques to Interpret Your Dreams)
  • My Egypt: Why I Left the Ex-Gay Movement
  • Children's Literature

  • Tiger Taylor: the Boy who Talks to His Nightmares