How is it August already?! The calendar is almighty. Perhaps it was another whirlwind month of busyness and activity. I thought things would calm down after working 200 hours in June, but they ended up being just as busy. You know what, though? It means I’ve got a shit-tonne of things to tell you about. Prepare thyself. Here’s everything that went down in July.
What’s that in the sky? Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No. It’s an inordinately tired author! Damn, June was crazy for me. After averaging 50 hours a week last month, with at least half that time dedicated to writing, I managed to get a hell of a lot of things done.
Greetings to all! I hope you’re doing well? Hows it all going? Firstly, suffice it to say that North America is full of hate and horror at the moment. Matters of race and discrimination are on everyone’s lips and streets. Personally, I stand with anyone who is being oppressed or treated unjustly in these so-called […]
WHAAAT. Yes. Welcome, friend. This is indeed a post about a new Emaneska book and its cover. You will have either a) known about this sequel for a while and just gasped at this cover, or b) you had no idea about a new Emaneska book, and this cover is your first news of it. […]
I’ve spent the last 5 years working from home, and I thought I’d collect all my suggestions in one place for you.
Now that good old Game of Thrones has come to an end (at least in TV form), no doubt there are many of you out there that are hungry for more epic fantasy. To help you out, I thought I would put together a list of fantasy books that feature similar elements to A Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice & Fire, books that are sure to scratch that itch for more fantastical adventure.
Ladies and gentlefolks, I have the privilege, nay the honour, to introduce my guest for today’s interview. He’s a formidable chap you may have heard of before, and he’s managed to spare a moment from the Hartlund civil war to talk to me. Weighing in at two tonnes, he’s the saviour of Hartlund, the scourge of the Malar Dorah, the destroyer extraordinaire, the stone stoic, the rumble with no crumble… it’s Task of Wind-Cut!BG:Welcome, Task, sir. Please make yourself comfortable. Thank you for
It’s that time of year again. The day of feasting and cheer draw closer. Though I normally celebrate with a sale or a giveaway, this year I’ve decided to do something new for Christmas, and that something new is a Fantasy Christmas Hamper! Two hampers in fact. I’ve put together two bundles of fantasy bookishness that you can get for yourself or some other lucky bugger. I’ve also slashed their prices so that you get a chunky discount compared to buying all the books together.Bring out the
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. Boom.To celebrate this run of good luck, I’m giving away three signed and doodled copies of The Heart of Stone. Want to win? Simple: draw me a goddamn golem!It could be something from The Heart of Stone, your take on what a golem
No golem costume for me today, just a big smile and a beer. It’s finally launch day for my new book The Heart of Stone. I couldn’t be more pleased. Find out where you can get your copy, what it’s about, and what kind of beer I’m drinking.Follow me on Twitter @BenGalley and on Facebook and Instagram @BenGalleyAuthor.
You might have seen in previous blogs that I’m a big fan of using music as a writing tool. It’s a habit that comes from a long love-affair with of all kinds of music, as well as an unsuccessful foray into the music industry. I sadly never made it as a musician, but my passion for it translated into creating soundtracks for my writing.As a tool, I use it in a range of ways. I use it as a motivational tool when I’m still too sleepy in the mornings, or dabbling with the usual writer’s doubt. I use