Benjamin Ludwig is a teacher, a foster parent, and a writer. He is the author of the YA/literary novel, Ginny Moon, published by HarperCollins | Park Row Books in 2017. The book, which was inspired by his experience adopting a teenager with special needs, was an Indie Next pick, a Library Reads pick, a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, and one of Amazon.com’s 20 Best Books of 2017. To date it has been published in 19 countries. His novella, Sourdough,was the recipient of the 2013 Clay Reynolds Prize for the Novella.
A former classroom teacher, literacy coach, and new-teacher mentor, he is the director of The Teachers’ Writers’ Workshop (www.teacherswritersworkshop.com), which provides writing and publishing classes for teachers. He and his family live in New Hampshire.