Benjamin Gorman teaches high school English in Independence, Oregon, where he lives with his essentially perfect son, Noah.
Ben completed his first novel while in high school and has been trying to hone his craft ever since. Besides studying literature and writing in order to teach about them, he tries to practice on a number of platforms like his blog (www.TeacherGorman.com) and Twitter (@teachergorman).
Ben is a graduate of Whitworth University (B.A. in Philosophy), George Fox University (Masters in Teaching), and the Oregon Writing Project (part of the National Writing Project) at Willamette University. He's been named to the National Writing Project's Council of Writers. His novel The Digital Storm was selected as a Top Five Book Pick of 2018 by the San Diego Union Tribune. He has been told he looks like Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins but has the voice of Steve Buscemi.
Neil Gaiman, long inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction, presents a bravura rendition of the Norse gods and their world from their origin though their upheaval in Ragnarok.
In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki—son of a giant—blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator.
Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants. Through Gaiman’s deft and witty prose, these gods emerge with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to duping others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.