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.

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.

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...

September 7, 2018

The second map for Chasing Graves has finally been finished! I've put together a time-lapse of how I created the second Chasing Graves map – the map of Araxes.

August 18, 2018

The Chasing Graves December launch is hurtling towards us. I've been working hard this month, and now that the writing is done, the cover art is almost ready, and the release date has been set, it's time to get the maps done.

There'll be two maps in each book of the Cha...

March 29, 2018

And here it is! Finally an update on where I'm at with the Chasing Graves Trilogy, the Heart of Stone audiobook, two anthologies and a video all about my Costa Rica adventures. I was lucky enough to see some fantastic wildlife such as iguanas, crocodiles and monkeys. H...