W.R. Benton, Gary's pen name, has previously authored twelve books, fiction, non-fiction and Southern Humor. Such notable authors as, Matt Braun, Stephen Lodge, Don Bendell, and many others have endorsed his work. His survival book, (written under his real name) “Simple Survival, a Family Outdoors Guide,” is a Silver Award Winner from the Military Writers Society of American. Additionally, this book was added to the prestigious Estes Park Library in Colorado. His hobbies include hunting, camping, fishing, hiking, cartooning, and reading.
Mister Benton has an Associates Degree in Search and Rescue, Survival Operations, a Bachelors Degree in Occupational Safety and Health, and a Masters Degree in Psychology completed except for his thesis. Sergeant Benton retired from the military in 1997 with over twenty-six years of active duty. Mister Benton is a member of the Western Writers of America, American Authors Association, Military Writers Society of America, Southern Humorists Group, and the Mississippi Wildlife Federation.
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