Bio: During his adult life Ben Oswald has been a drill instructor, lifeguard, short order cook, printer?s devil, federal agent, high school teacher, minister, contractor, psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, and college professor, now emeritus. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Allegheny College, Meadville, PA and a Master of Divinity degree in Pastoral Psychology from The Methodist Theological School, Delaware, Ohio.
During his twenty-five years on the faculty of North Central State College, he taught twenty-three different courses that covered all aspects of human development and behavior. He created eighteen of these courses especially for the nursing, radiology, human services and behavioral science curriculums. He is the author of two textbooks ? one on human sexuality, the other on aging ? and was a major contributor of poetry, essays, and short fiction to the college literary journal.
He and his wife Cynthia have combined families of four daughters and a son, eight grandchildren, and one great grandson. Half of the year they live with four feral cats in the south central Florida scrub. The other half of the year they travel around the country in their RV visiting family and friends or touring.
Echoes of Ellen is his first novel, hopefully the harbinger of more to come.