It's true, we are talking Daddy Cool with the Bradley and the Duffer at the THE GOOD MEN PROJECT, it is most beautiful, and we are most appreciative. Excerpt? Yes. Done. Word.
GMP: Why are you enamored with dad writers?
Ben: I think it’s about seeking, or building, a
sense of community when writing can be so isolating. Especially when you
have a day job as I do that has nothing to do with writing. When you’re
a parent, which can be a further disconnect. Community is so important,
connection, reducing isolation, sharing, all of it, and seeking people
who have something in common with you is such a big part of that. For me
that’s dad writers, regardless of what they do otherwise.
Ryan: I ran a children’s bookstore for two years,
and that was my real education in the medium. Until then I was really
dismissive of books for kids. Then the deeper I plunged into fatherhood I
realized nothing I write is appropriate for kids, and naturally I want
to share my passion with my children. I wrote a middle grade novel for
my stepson and then a short story (which will be in Daddy Cool) and I’ve
bandied about some picture book ideas. I think the coolest part of the
idea was that it was a chance for all of us to share our writing with
our kids for a change.