Malcolm J. Brenner was born in New Jersey in 1951. He attended public and private schools there and in Pennsylvania before entering New College of Florida in 1969, where some of the events on which "Wet Goddess" is based took place.
Brenner has worked many jobs, including wilderness tour guide, photo lab owner and public relations officer. During the 1990’s he covered the Navajo Nation and Zuni Pueblo as a reporter for border town newspapers in New Mexico. His hard-hitting investigative reporting, news photos and satirical columns won several regional awards.
Now a freelance writer and photographer, Brenner lives in Punta Gorda, Florida. He recently published "Growing Up In The Orgone Box," a memoir about the destructive effects of a pseudo-scientific cult on his parents’ family.
A memoir. As a boy growing up in the 1950's and '60's, author Malcolm J. Brenner undergoes Wilhelm Reich's "orgone therapy" at the hands of a sadistic psychiatrist and struggles with a dysfunctional family.
In the 1970's, a hippie college student becomes infatuated with a female dolphin in a Florida amusement park. She edges her way into his slightly foggy mind, drawing him into her underwater world of sensual abandon and unexpected violence.
Excerpts from this novel have been published in PENTHOUSE and the classic anthology "Mind In The Waters."