NOTE: I have not yet adjusted this page to reflect “retired storyteller,” but everything else remains in effect.
Ren Benton’s talent for perceiving disaster in every situation is most productively applied to tormenting the characters she writes. She began devouring romance novels at an inappropriately young age because she was a voracious reader, the nearest library was far, and a quarter at any yard sale bought a brown paper bag stuffed with Harlequins and Silhouettes. She currently writes contemporary romance in which the protagonists are the greatest obstacle to their own happiness.
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I once left a comment on an author’s blog, and that charming individual harvested my email address and signed me up for her newsletter. I haven’t used a real email address for commenting at an untrusted site since then.
Feel free to use a fake email address when commenting here. The spam police may send your comment to detention if it’s egregiously fishy, but I’ll bail it out eventually.
In the event you do use your real email address, I swear by the power of righteous indignation to never use it for any purpose because I know how much that sucks.
Likewise, if you email me, I will not use your contact information for any purpose other than replying to your message.
If you email me a question, I will answer you via email. If I think that answer is of general interest, I may use it as a Q&A post, but I will not print your exact words or your name unless you specify “feel free to use my exact words and name in a Q&A post” or words to that effect at the initial point of contact.
Since I’m no longer writing things for which I don’t get paid up front (see this post for a brief explanation), there will be nothing new to announce and the mailing list has been deactivated. If you previously signed up, your information was scrubbed and will not be sold, traded, or exported for any purpose.
If you miss my short-lived Patreon (RIP), would like to buy me a cup of tea or a bag of flour, have been stricken with pirate’s remorse, or just feel strongly that I don’t charge enough for my books, contributions of any size are always welcome.
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