Ben Romero was born and raised in Northern New Mexico, the fifth of seven children in a Hispanic, Catholic household. Romero is a part-time Adult Education teacher in an ESL program (English as a Second Language), and uses some of his writings as material for teaching.
He has spent the past 30 years working for the US Postal Service and serves as Customer Relations Coordinator for the Central San Joaquin Valley. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management with a minor in Spanish from Fresno Pacific University in 1995.
Romero is a member of the Central California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and is married to Evelyn Romero, his wife of thirty-four years. They have five children and four grandchildren.
Chicken Chisme: The Fine Art of Gossip is Romero’s fifth book. Other titles include Chicken Beaks: Growing Up Hispanic, Chicken Beaks Revisited: An Hispanic Adolescence, Chicken Beaks Forever: An Hispanic Migration, and Dance of the Chickens: An Anthology of Light-hearted Stories. Romero’s sixth book, Chicken Chistes: An Anthology of Southwestern Humor will be available in late 2006.