Mick Bennett is what most writers start out as: human. A person with a rich background and an ever-shaping imagination that eventually unleashes itself onto paper.
Bennett grew up in Belmar, NJ, two blocks from the beach. From moments as a lifeguard in New Jersey to bar tending in Pennsylvania to teaching English at all levels, Bennett is currently living his life building characters, plotting climaxes and kickin' ass wherever he goes.
It is no doubt that his trilogy Missing You in Belmar, NJ is an instant success -- the setting is real, the characters fit together and the plot moves the reader through a series of events that keep you wondering how the main character has managed to survive. But that's why his characters survive -- they don't know how to do anything else. Bennett's work is influenced by Carver, but never does the work of the past shroud the work of Mick.
Mick Bennett holds an M.A. from Shippensburg University. But who cares because that didn't make him a writer. His dedication to the craft and ability to describe rich worlds make him a writer. Prior to publication with Unsolicited Press, Bennett self-published The Bread of Teaching in 2009. The book demonstrates Bennett's forward push toward publication with a press.
Bennett has been married to his wife for nearly 31 years, and they have two children, Nathan, 26, and Erin, 20. His life is simple and simplicity is divine.
Mick Bennett's first installment of Missing You in Belmar,NJ is available on September 1, 2014. The book is available through Unsolicited Press, major retailers, and in an e-version.
Mick's entire trilogy is also available!