PAUL BENJAMIN: Writer, Editor, Supermodel

INTERNATIONAL MAN OF MYSTERY

Welcome to the first post in my blog: a place for friends, family, and complete strangers to follow my adventures as a writer, editor, supermodel and world traveler. Great to have you aboard!

People have been suggesting for years that I should write a blog. I get that. I have an interesting career. But as cool as it is to be working on Spider-Man, Star Wars, the World of Warcraft or whatever, most of my day-to-day activities on projects are top secret. Of course, plenty of other creative types have blogs so it’s clearly possible to have an online forum without revealing the deepest, darkest secrets of the Jedi Knights or whatever.

But still I asked: do I have something unique to say? Something that isn’t already posted all over the web? And then my wife, Lisa Goodgame (together we’re known as the Goodjamins), got a new job. She’s going to be a Foreign Service Officer working for the US State Dept. Essentially, a diplomat. So now I’m not just a writer, editor and, of course, supermodel, I’m also going to be an international traveler with a diplomatic passport (yes, I get to go through the special line at the airport, but only when we’re traveling on Lisa’s official business). And what better way to keep up with friends and share my travels than on the web?

First up, this is my last week at Bioware Austin where I’ve been working on Star Wars: The Old Republic. BWA is a fantastic company and I’m going to miss spending my days with so many talented, dedicated, brilliant fellow geeks working on what is sure to be an amazing game. I just hope I’m posted someplace where I can play SWTOR when it comes out! I’ve made a lot of friends here and I’m going to miss y’all!

On the flip side, I’m going to be doing plenty of writing while overseas. First for new writing projects is my latest release: World of Warcraft: Shaman. More on that in a future post but here’s the cover and a link to the book on Amazon.

World of Warcraft: Shaman

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