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.

July 24, 2015

I'm very pleased to announce that Bloodmoon, the second book in the Scarlet Star Trilogy, has been released, and is now available to buy!


I'm extraordinarily pleased on two fronts. Firstly, it's the fastest I've ever written and published a book, released barely 7...

December 10, 2014

Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin.


How would you like to get your paws on a signed copy of the new book – Bloodrush? You would? Good, because I’m giving away 3 signed copies to 3 very lucky winners.


This competition is very simple to enter, and pretty damn f...

November 3, 2014

It may be my birthday today, but that doesn't mean I'm the only around here getting presents!


I think the title says it all - today I'm revealing the first five (that's right: FIVE) chapters of Bloodrush before its December release. 


I'll be posting more updates, compe...

January 21, 2014

In 1989, something amazing happened. Back To The Future 2 hit the cinemas.


Now I may have been too young to appreciate it, being only 2 at the time, but its legacy has never faded in my eyes. It had all the great makings of its predecessor. The madcap Dr Brown. The ini...

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The Forever King - Second Sneak Peek

October 3, 2019

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