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.

November 29, 2017

The latest BenCast is up 🤘 In this new vlog, I talk about the current drawing competition I'm running where you can win 3 SIGNED, DOODLED and DATED copies of The Heart of Stone. I also let you know about the new crowdfunding page I've launched on Patreon. Unlike Kicks...

November 18, 2017

It's been a great month for Hartlund's favourite golem. I'm thrilled to say that Task and The Heart of Stone was voted Best Self-Published Novel in the Booknest Fantasy Awards, and as of this morning, snuck back into the SPFBO competition via Kitty Gray's shortlist. Bo...

December 18, 2014

Bloodrush is out! It's on the shelves, and already accruing 5-star reviews, which means I am absolutely grinning from ear to ear. In this BenCast, I answer all your questions on Bloodrush and all manner of other things!


If you haven't got your hands on my new book yet,...

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...

December 9, 2014

There's only a week left before the western fantasy, Bloodrush, is released, and I have some news of where to pre-order it, and how you can win a signed paperback copy by taking a selfie... in a stetson. That's right. Find out more about the #stetsonselfie challenge on...

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The Forever King - Second Sneak Peek

October 3, 2019

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