Born in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, far too many years ago to be honest about, Paul G. Bens, Jr., has spent the majority of his adult life in the entertainment industry. His first foray into Hollywoodland was as a casting assistant on the feature films Trip to Spirit Island and Martians Go Home. He then graduated to Casting Associate and worked for three years on the NBC hit series Night Court as well as the short-lived series Walter & Emily, Good & Evil and The Linda Lavin Show. As a film and television Casting Director he was responsible for the principal casting of such fine (ahem!) feature films as Death Ring, Evil Obsession and Flipping, as well as the television series Ned & Stacey, Malcolm & Eddie, Likely Suspects, Murder in Small Town X and a string of unsold pilots. Outside of casting, Bens has been many things: a film producer, a file clerk, an altar boy, a bartender (still makes killer martinis), a boy scout and, for a second-and-a-half, an actor.
As an author, Bens' short fiction has appeared in The Egg Box, Outsider Ink, Scared Naked, HeavyGlow, Bleeding Quill, Fresh Off the Vine, Twisted Tongue, Velvet Mafia: Dangerous Queer Fiction, Chick Flicks and Cemetery Dance. Additionally, on February 16, 2008, his erotic novelette, Mahape a ale Wala‘au, the tender story of an Hawaiian man, a Japanese man and a tiny little Speedo fetish, was released to wonderful reviews.
Currently, Bens marks time working for an historic Hollywood film studio as a paralegal in the new media division. He lives in the Los Angeles area with his ever-patient boyfriend and 43 goldfish. When not writing, he can generally be found driving around smoggy Los Angeles, singing along with the radio to Van Halen, Def Leppard or The Smashing Pumpkins, and day-dreaming about living full time in Hawai‘i.