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.

October 3, 2019

It's time for another FOREVER KING sneak peek! As promised, below is another chunk of the new Emaneska book, Book One of the Scalussen Chronicles. The below is pretty much spoiler-free, so enjoy without care if you haven't read the Emaneska Series. Feel free to ignore...

June 9, 2019

It's time for another BenCast vlog! In this vlog, I brave the vicious hordes of squirrels in the park to tell you about all the 99c/99p book deals I'm running.

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...

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 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...

November 26, 2014

Today, after 2 years of hard work (and a dollop of stress here and there) the first ever copy of The Written Graphic Novel landed on my doorstep.


In short, I'm elated. The novel looks stunning, if I don't say myself. It's always a bit nerve-wracking getting the first e...

November 23, 2014

In this week's BenCast, Ben reveals more about his new Emaneska short story - Iron Keys, and reads an exclusive section from the first chapter. Enjoy!


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October 16, 2014

Right, you crazy lot. It’s time to bring you up to speed. Apologies for the radio silence again. It’s not been the easiest of months trying to juggle so many aspects, and having several projects come to an end in the same weekend. However, I have persevered, and with t...

July 9, 2014

Ladies and gentlemen! Here it bloody well is!


It gives me great pleasure to finally show this off to you. All I want to say is "tada" and be done with it, but you know an author can never say so little.


It's been a long time coming, a very long time indeed. Over a year...