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.

August 10, 2019

Here's a brand new BenCast vlog for you. Find out about what I'll be up to and Dublin WorldCon and check out some of the new book swag I've designed. OH, and there's some cheap books on offer, too! If you want to know more, you can always subscribe to my YouTube at /Be...

April 18, 2019

Here's more information on this Friday's release of my new Emaneska short story – No Fairytale.

Find out what this brand new short story is about, what I've got planned for the next Emaneska Series, and where you can get your copy.

If you want to know more, you can...

March 19, 2019

In this vlog, I head down to one of my favourite harbour spots to let you know about the release of Breaking Chaos, book three of the Chasing Graves Trilogy.

March 8, 2019

In this latest vlog, I climb a little local mountain to tell you all about what's been happening in the past few weeks. Find out who's going to be narrating the Chasing Graves Trilogy audiobooks (hint – think Deathly Hallows), about cheap copies of Chasing Graves, sign...

February 7, 2019

It's been a damn exciting start to the year for me, what with Grim Solace out and The Written becoming an Amazon bestseller. It's been hella busy, too!

December 14, 2018

It's been just under a week since Chasing Graves has launched, and what an overwhelming week it's been! I've been utterly blown away by the response to Chasing Graves, and the reviews this new book has been receiving. It's been a fun and exciting week, if not busy. Fin...

November 30, 2018

I thought I'd put together a BenCast all about my plans for a rapid release of Chasing Graves. In case you missed the news on Twitter and Facebook, I'll be releasing the whole trilogy between December and March 2019. That means less waiting, more fantasy. It's somethin...

September 27, 2018

Get a look at the new Chasing Graves cover if you haven't already seen it in all its raw, dark fantastical beauty. I'm beyond pleased with what artists Shawn King and Chris Cold have produced. I'm also really pleased to say that the book is now available to pre-order o...

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