Ben Oneal is the product of a barber and a telephone operator. Yes, a man who could give a close shave as well as a haircut, and a woman on the other end of the phone, politely asking, “Number Please?” He is a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Industrial Illustration, and he found his career as a lamp designer for General Motors. It was at GM that he worked with a depraved individual who was described as “a modern-day Bluebeard.” This man was suspected of killing his mother and two wives before he was finally convicted of killing his third. It was this experience that piqued his interest in criminal psychology, and in particular the broken mind of the serial killer.
At one time, Ben was a semi-successful stand-up comedian, and this gave him an inside view of life in the comedy circuit. This served him well while writing the first of the Benjamin Kroh novels Die Laughing, where the antagonist was a stand-up comedian among other things. When his audience says, ‘he killed tonight’, he really did.
All his books are the product of his own experiences and personal curiosities. Ben is a lifelong seeker of knowledge and truth, and strives to help others do the same. The one thing that he finds most abhorrent is a closed mind.
He hopes to never grow out of the enjoyment of playing the game “What If”.