Welcome to The Fiction Factory - a blog that Ben's being writing on the side since he was a lot younger and a lot prettier. The Factory is smorgasbord of blogs and videos about Ben's progress as an indie author, his research and creative processes, news about new books, self-publishing advice, and whatever else he stumbles across on the internet – usually cat gifs.

September 19, 2019

It's interview time, and this time around, YOU are asking the questions. A few weeks ago, I put out a post letting you ask anything you liked. A whole bunch of you sent in a pile of different questions about me, my self-publishing journey, and my books. In this vlog, I...

August 24, 2019

Welcome to a roundup of my journey to Dublin WorldCon! What a brilliant time I had in Dublin, at the world's 77th Sci-Fi and Fantasy Con. It was so very enjoyable to meet old friends and new friends aplenty, as well as attend outstanding panels, kaffeeklatsches, and re...

June 12, 2019


As promised, I'm very pleased to share the first ever sneak peek of THE FOREVER KING, Book 1 of the Scalussen Chronicles. This is the first look at a new Emaneska book in 6 long damn years, so I hope you enjoy this snippet. It's currently u...

June 9, 2019

It's time for another BenCast vlog! In this vlog, I brave the vicious hordes of squirrels in the park to tell you about all the 99c/99p book deals I'm running.

October 11, 2018

Have you ever heard a golem speak? Well, now you can! Quick hint – It sounds somewhat like a landslide...

Listen for yourself in this snippet from The Heart of Stone #audiobook, read by Adam Stubbs 👂🤘

If you haven't got your copy of The Heart of Stone in audio yet, fin...

January 12, 2017


Today, I have the enormous pleasure of hosting the second and final auction for the Booknest's Fabulous Fantasy Fundraiser. I will be auctioning off 20 SIGNED FANTASY BOOKS to raise money for Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders). The fun...

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The Forever King - Second Sneak Peek

October 3, 2019

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