Michael H. Benton is a freelance writer and political cartoonist living in the Beaufort area for the last four years. He grew up on St Simons Island, Georgia. After time in the US Navy navigating submarines and then as an electrical engineer, he has returned to his love for writing and to the coast to again call it home.
Michael is the winner of the 2007 Espy Award, granted annually by the Espy Foundation, and writes for newspapers and magazines across the county. The Espy Foundation advances and encourages the literary and visual arts through residencies at its artists’ community in Oysterville, Washington, and through programs in which writers, artists and students pursue and discover new ideas and create new work.