DSC_7482Ben Garrido is the author of the novels The Blackguard (available in June) and The Potency (available in July), in addition to the upcoming novel The Book of Joshua. In addition, he writes award winning journalism for the Reno News and Review, Chico News and Review and others, and lectures on second language acquisition at Mokwon University in South Korea. He writes on subjects including language, fiction, adventure and logic.  Raised in Reno, Nevada, he now divides his time between South Korea and the United States.

Please click here for the blog, or, if you’d like to browse some of the best archived materials, you can find them under the headers at the top of this page. Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy.



Writing and Language Essays.

Opinion Essays.


Korean Stuff.

Car Racing Essays, Videos and Photos.

Short Stories By Myself and Others.

Open Letters. 

My Textbook.



  1. Katherine C. Mead-Brewer · · Reply

    I just wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award :) For more information on the award, please visit my most recent post: http://howlinghowl.wordpress.com/2013/12/08/the-versatile-blogger-award-huzzah/

    Thanks for your sharing your thoughts and your writing!

    1. Thanks! I’m honored.

  2. Congrats! I’ve nominated you and your blog for a Liebster Award.
    Go to my blog post for instructions. http://ernsangia.wordpress.com/2014/02/02/nina-kaytel-and-the-liebster-award/
    Go to this link if you want to see where it started. http://ninakaytel.wordpress.com/2014/01/26/award-time/#comments

      1. Anytime Ben. You don’t have to partake, its a way to spread the word about your blog. I’m sure that with the new book you could any extra exposure. Nina is a fine blogger. If you haven’t checked her out already, please do. :-)

  3. Hwang in-young · · Reply

    Ben, this is In-young. You are like a god to me.

  4. Hwang in-young · · Reply

    Ben is ugly

    1. Hwang in-young · · Reply


      1. Hwang in-young · ·

        sorry ben 재빈 wrote this

  5. Hwang in-young · · Reply

    Hi ben I’m Hwang in-young.
    your class is very nice.
    I want listen your class again

  6. You guys are awesome. Keep in touch. ㅋㅋㅋ

    1. Hwang in-young · · Reply

      haha yes I’m very awesome

  7. You have to be well liked for others to call you ugly and then continue the conversation:-)

    1. Hwang in-young · · Reply

      Really? I continue the conversation?
      I can do

  8. Hwang in-young · · Reply

    what are you doing now?

    1. Hey bud, do you see the “contact” button? Click that one, okay? ^^

      1. Hwang in-young · ·

        no I can’t see

      2. It’s on the top, “textbook” 옆에, “Journalism” 밑에 있다. 그런 버튼을 크리크 해 봐. ^^

      3. Hwang in-young · ·

        not 크리크, 클릭

  9. Hwang in-young · · Reply

    hi, I think you are a best teacher in after school English class

    1. Yeah? Is the new teacher boring?

      1. Hwang in-young · ·

        no but bad way to talk

      2. Sorry to hear that, bud. :(

      3. Hwang in-young · ·

        hei I’m not a bud!!!
        just you are a better

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