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...

June 18, 2015

I've been ferreted away in my writing cave for several months now, typing furiously away at Bloodmoon. I'm pleased to say it's now finished, and with the editors! Find out about when it'll be released, and all the other things happening in my world of books and mischie...

April 12, 2015


You asked. I've delivered. Here's more of the new book Bloodmoon, my current work in progress!


In the meantime I'm pleased to report that we're at 124k words and racing toward the finish. I should have this book done and dusted, ready for editing, by the end of April!...

March 16, 2015

No, I have not become a chihuahua. I am still human (remotely). I have been turned into a busy person, however!


When I last posted a sneak peek of the new work-in-progress: Bloodmoon, I was barely at 10,000 words. Little over a month later, and this badboy is standing...

February 4, 2015




A fine evening to all you fine people!


Now, as many of you may know, I have now launched myself (bodily) into the sequel to Bloodrush - Bloodmoon. I'm pleased to report that it's going very well indeed. We're already 10,000 words in and going strong, and it's been r...

December 24, 2014

As 2014 draws to a close, it’s always good to look back on the year that’s quickly crumbling away, round it all up, and also tell you what you can expect from me in 2015. This author has a lot stored…


Overall, 2014 has been a great year. There have been the few obligat...

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October 3, 2019

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