With his debut novel, J. D. Benabides comes to you as an author of the familiar, the heartbreaking, and the gut wrenching- sometimes all at once.
He is from a small town in California, and applied much of that small town setting to his book. He studied creative writing at San Francisco State University, and is currently teaching English in Tokyo, while working on his next book in his spare time.
Ezra Hayes is a journalist who wants to see war first hand. But he gets too close, sees too much. He learns that battle scars are not just for the soldiers, and that the battlefield is only a small piece of the war he must now fight.
The discarded chapters of writer, J.D. Benabides, these are stories of triumph, childhood, and the heartbreaking beauty of being human. They were initially cut from his book, The First Boy who was Broken, but they are being offered in this free ebook as a thank you to everyone who supported his debut novel.