About Ben


Ben Echeverria is a writer and  self-publisher.

He has been a writer since his college days writing for the Brushfire-59, the official student Magazine of the University of Nevada-Reno; his article was entitled “Jazz Gets the Once Over.”

While attending law school, he was Student Writing Editor for the International Law Journal (California Western Law School, Vol. 1, No. 1, Fall 1970) contributing a piece to the International Law Journal entitled the “Family Unity Doctrine vs. Sham Marriage Doctrine.”

In 2013 he wrote his first book, titled Law Practice in Modern Educational Administration (Fathom Publishing Company, 2013) available on Amazon.com, and Barnes & Nobel.

In 2015, he submitted a successful proposal on education law for the special-yearly-issue of The Colorado Lawyer, the monthly magazine of the Colorado Bar Association. He recruited eleven writers, all Colorado lawyers except one, a professor of education, and acted as a coordinating editor and researched and wrote an article entitled Gun Violence on Campus (2015, The Colorado Lawyer, Special Issue on Education Law.)

He published a historical novel titled Don’t Call Me Madam, (B & K Publishers, 2019). It is the story of the psychological/social struggle and rehabilitation of a young woman who worked as a lady of the evening behind the board fence in a northern Nevada brothel.

He published his third book titled The Rhymes & Rhythms of a, Life, (B & K Publishers, 2019). It is a memoir of sorts beginning with his passion for rhythm and drumming he inherited from his father, a drummer, and the musicality he got from his mother, a piano player.  It contains entertaining rhymes and short stories about Ben’s life, including serious and not so serious poems about his treating doctors, his wife and their dogs, and the musings of an old man about life, love, spirituality, and dying.

He is working on a fourth book, a novel titled The Customer to be publish in October-November of 2021.  It is based on a man on whom Ben waited when he volunteered at the Episcopal Women’s Thrift Store in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  The man, “the customer,”  appeared to be homeless and addicted to drugs.  His physical appearance suggested he was suffering from PTSD and other-serious mental disorders possibly resulting from service in the U.S.  Military.


All the foregoing books, except Law Practice in Modern Educational Practice, are available on Amazon.com-books, in print and Kindle format, and at reasonable prices. The law practice book is available in print only and just a few remain on the market.

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