FINALLY put together my first BenCast of 2020! This vlog is about my recent adventure to the freezing winter wonderland that is YELLOWKNIFE in the Northwest Territories, Canada. Here’s my guide to what experiences you can enjoy there, such as: dog-sledding witnessing the Aurora Borealis snowmobiling exploring the fascinating culture and braving the arctic temperatures […]
BenCast #92 – Chasing Graves & Warhammer
Here’s a brand new vlog for you. I head down to one of my favourite writing spots to tell you all about how you can get the whole of my Chasing Graves Trilogy for 99¢ / 99 (get it at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RLWJ5TT), and I provide more info on my short story for Warhammer and Black Library. […]
BenCast #91- Interview Time
It’s interview time, and this time around, YOU are asking the questions. A few weeks ago, I put out a post letting you ask anything you liked. A whole bunch of you sent in a pile of different questions about me, my self-publishing journey, and my books. In this vlog, I answer those questions!
BenCast #90 – Dublin WorldCon
Welcome to a roundup of my journey to Dublin WorldCon! What a brilliant time I had in Dublin, at the world’s 77th Sci-Fi and Fantasy Con. It was so very enjoyable to meet old friends and new friends aplenty, as well as attend outstanding panels, kaffeeklatsches, and readings.
BenCast #89 – WorldCon and Book Merch
Here’s a brand new BenCast vlog for you. Find out about what I’ll be up to and Dublin WorldCon and check out some of the new book swag I’ve designed. OH, and there’s some cheap books on offer, too! If you want to know more, you can always subscribe to my YouTube at /BenGalley, follow me […]
BenCast #88 – Book Deals (& Squirrels)
In this installment, I brave the vicious hordes of squirrels in the local park to tell you about the three 99c / 99p book deals I’m running at the moment, and to give you an update on where I’m at with the new book in progress – The Forever King (Scalussen Book 1). Watch out for all the critters in the background.
BenCast #87 – Hunting For Inspiration
I explore some more of the wilds and wildlife of Vancouver Island in preparation for the British Columbia-inspired fantasy trilogy I’m writing after the Scalussen Chronicles. Bears? Check. Eagles? Check. Big ole trees? Check.
BenCast #86 – No Fairytale
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.
BenCast #85 – Breaking Chaos Has Launched!
In this vlog, I I head down to one of my favourite harbour spots to let you know all about the release of Breaking Chaos, book three of the Chasing Graves Trilogy. I also chat about how I feel having launched the entire series in 100 days, the challenges that were involved, what’s coming next from the writing cave.If you want to know more, you can follow me on Twitter @BenGalley or on Facebook and Instagram @BenGalleyAuthor. Or, sign up to the VIP Club for a free ebook copy of The Written.Music
The BenCast #84 – All The News
In this latest vlog, I climb a little local mountain to tell you all about what’s been happening in the past few weeks. Find out who’s going to be narrating the Chasing Graves Trilogy audiobooks (hint – think Deathly Hallows), about cheap copies of Chasing Graves, signing to the John Jarrold Literary Agency, and of course, the launch of Breaking Chaos NEXT THURSDAY (March 14).If you want to know more, follow me on Twitter @BenGalley or on Facebook and Instagram @BenGalleyAuthor for all the daily
The BenCast #83 – Grim Solace, Emaneska and More
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, organising the rapid release of Chasing Graves and kicking off the new Emaneska Series, and they haven’t left me with a lot of time to keep you readers up to date.So, as it’s high time I did, I thought I would head down to frigid Victoria Harbour, brave the crowds of geese, and put together a new BenCast for you all about what madness I’ve got
The BenCast #82 – Chasing Graves Has Been Released
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. Find out how it’s gone and here’s where you can get a copy! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H9KJ1PV.Here are some highlights from the week:–Esme from The Weatherwax Report gives Caltro a score of 90/100!––Novel Notions interviewed me on
The BenCast #81 – Chasing Graves Rapid Release
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 something I’ve never attempted before, but am having fun with the challenge of doing three launches back to back. Find out more about the when and the why in the vlog!In the meantime, the launch of Book One – Chasing Graves – is only a
The BenCast #80 – My 1-Star Reviews
In this latest BenCast, I go through my 1-star reviews. Yep. You read that right. I go toe to toe with the lowest of the low ratings. From my debut The Written to the newest book The Heart of Stone, here’s why people don’t like my stories or my writing. You can’t win them all I think it’s always useful to look at both good and bad reviews. Sometimes they’re constructive and useful, so never wise to dismiss just out of hand. I found it quite entertaining to dig these up and look through.If you
The BenCast #79 – Books, Orcas & Goats
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 on Amazon Kindle before the December 7th launch! For more info and the pre-order links, watch this BenCast or go to my site.I also show you what I’ve been up to with my mother visiting me here on Vancouver Island, which includes my
The BenCast #78 – Chasing Graves: Map 2
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 city map of Araxes, the City of Countless Souls. This was a tough project due to the amount of detail involved, taking far longer than the previous world map, but I’m incredibly pleased with how it finally turned out. It took far more digital jiggery pokery than usual, which meant I learnt some new skills along the way. Now it’s done, I think it’ll go
The Ben Cast #77 – A Map for Chasing Graves
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 Chasing Graves Trilogy, one for the overall world and one for the city of Araxes, which I’ll be tackling next week. I’m going for a Medieval meets Egyptian style, and hopefully I’ve pulled it off.I’ve always drawn my own maps, and
The BenCast #76 – The Terrible Ten Con
Feast your eyes on the highlights of the Terrible Ten Con! Here’s what a fantastic group of authors and I got up to last weekend down in Luray, Virginia. I was thrilled to finally meet these people face to face after years of purely online interaction. Stories, tips, masterclasses, banter, arrows, and barrels of scotch were shared.Featuring – Michael J. Sullivan, Robin Sullivan, Phil Tucker, Dyrk Ashton, Daniel Potter, T L Greylock, AC Cobble, Matt Moss, Jeramy Goble, and Bryce O’Connor.Hope you
The BenCast #75 – An Update from the Harbour
It’s been a little while since the last BenCast. As I’ve been squirrelled away in my writing cave, turning my first drafts of the Chasing Graves into second and third drafts, I thought I’d give you an update on my progress. If you want to know the RELEASE DATE for the Chasing Graves Trilogy and more about the next EMANESKA SERIES, then watch away. I also let you know a bit more about my Patreon Page and the rewards you can get there for becoming a Patron. For instance, I’ll be releasing Chasing
The BenCast #74 – High Seas High Jinks
The latest BenCast is up! This time I take to the high seas to get a break away from the editing saga of the new trilogy I’m working on – Chasing Graves. Me and a few other pirates enjoy the sunshine, I realise I want to live on a boat, and we meet the sea police. Enjoy!For more frequent updates follow me on Twitter @BenGalley or on Facebook and Instagram @BenGalleyAuthor.(Music by LP, Elk Road, and Blakroc feat Nicole Ray and NOE.)
The BenCast #73 – Costa Rica
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. Hope you enjoy.If you want to know more, you can follow me on Twitter @BenGalley or on Facebook and Instagram @BenGalleyAuthor. Or, head to my site for a free book: www.bengalley.com
The BenCast #72 – My 2017
As we’re hurtling towards the end of another year, and 2018 is prowling around the Christmas fires, I thought I’d round up all the personal highlights of this year, and let you know what books I’ll be releasing in 2018.I want to also say thank you for all your support, views, shares, and of course, for reading my books. It means a lot, and as such I’ll be working even harder next year, creating more vlogs and books.Keep your eyes peeled on Twitter (@BenGalley) and Facebook (@BenGalleyAuthor) for
The BenCast #71 – Competition & Patreon
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 Kickstarter, where you back a single, one-off project, on Patreon you can support creatives monthly, in return for rewards and Patron-only content. I’ve put together some great and exclusive bundles that you can get your hands on. Watch
The BenCast #70 – Whistler
Here’s the latest BenCast, this time about my little birthday holiday in the snowy wonderland that is Whistler, Canada. I check out a big zipline tour through the mountains, a bobsled track, as well as a hot tub at -8 degrees C.Don’t forget, you can follow me on Twitter and Youtube @BenGalley and on Facebook and Instagram @BenGalleyAuthor. Or, sign up to the mailing list for a free copy of Bloodrush, voted the Bloggers’ Favourite in the inaugural SPFBO.Music by me and Ryan Little.