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Ben Gillman


Ben Gillman has been a working writer in Los Angeles for the past 10 years. Over his career, he's worked with and learned from writers and performers featured on "Saturday Night Live," "Mad TV," "Adult Swim" and even the cult-hit "Fernwood 2Night." He is the author of a five-book series for children on the legends of King Arthur.

He became fascinated with Arthurian legend when he was a kid and "First Knight" (starring Sean Connery as King Arthur) became the first movie he ever saw twice in a movie theater. In college, Gillman earned a degree in English Literature and engrossed himself with classic Arthurian interpretations like "Le Morte d'Arthur" and "The Once and Future King."

Beyond that, Gillman has always been a sucker for fantasy storytelling. His favorite book is William Goldman's "The Princess Bride," and he's also a fan of J.R.R. Tolkien, George R.R. Martin and J.K. Rowling. (Note: Upon writing that last sentence, Gillman thinks he should probably reduce his first name down to initials).

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Books:
Tristam & Iseult: The Legends of King Arthur: Book 5
Children / Teens

September 2019
ISBN 1973537311
294 pages

Arthur sends his most trusted knights out into the world to do good wherever they can, and no knight is more trustworthy and true than Sir Tristam! After saving the dazzling and brave Lady Iseult from bandits, and after she saves him in return from a near-fatal fall from a cliff, Tristam agrees to act as Iseult's guardian and deliver her to the utopian city of Lyonesse where she is to be married to the good King Mark. More/less

Only an Irish Boy
Music / Performing Arts
Sumner Books
ISBN 9781598185690
$24.95, INSTOCK
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