Here’s a new Fantasy Author Lounge! This month I had the pleasure of chatting to #SPFBO winner ML WANG and her amazing Asian-inspired fantasy Sword of Kaigen. We wag our chins about: – self-doubt and writing– writing since childhood – badass martial arts and how they influence ML’s stories Thanks to ML Wang for joining […]
The Fiction Factory Blog
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. […]
The Fantasy Author Lounge #9 – David Estes
It’s Fantasy Author Lounge, Quarantine Edition! This month, bestselling fantasy author of over 40 BOOKS David Estes joins me in the Lounge. David is the author of the Dwellers, Country and Fatemarked Sagas, and has sold a verified tonne of books. In this Lounge, we talk about: – Designing characters, and then putting them through […]
Tips For Staying Indoors For An Annoyingly Long Time
I’ve spent the last 5 years working from home, and I thought I’d collect all my suggestions in one place for you.
The Fantasy Author Lounge #8 – Derek Alan Siddoway
I’m back with another Fantasy Author Lounge! It’s the first one of 2020, and I’ve been tinkering with the format to make the Lounge interviews snappier and I’ve also lined a great load of guests for the rest of the year. First up is author/co-author of the Teutevar Saga, the Gryphon Riders Trilogy, and Djinn […]
Greetings all. Somehow we’re already into March. 2020 year, for me at least, seems to be flying by as if somebody’s been toying with the clocks and calendar. However it could be something to do with spending most of the month with my head buried in a laptop 🙃 February was a damn productive month, […]
BenCast #94 – A Guide To Puerto Vallarta
The latest BenCast is up, and it’s all about my recent trip to Puerto Vallarta in Mexico, and the second half of my winter/summer adventure.
BenCast #93 – A Guide To Yellowknife
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 […]
The Fantasy Author Lounge #7 – AC Cobble
The Fantasy Author Lounge #7 – AC Cobble
I’m back with another instalment of the Fantasy Author Lounge, and hey look – friendly fellow author Andrew Cobble has joined me in this month’s Lounge! AC is the author of the hugely popular Benjamin Ashwood series, and the new swashbuckling Cartographer series. We had a fun chat about: – Moving from a writing hobby […]
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. […]
The Fantasy Author Lounge #6 – Jeramy Goble
After a little summer hiatus, I’m back with another Fantasy Author Lounge. This month, I’m joined by fantasy and sci-fi author Jeramy Goble. He’s a delightfully funny chap with an honest and insightful approach to writing and publishing. We chat about a range of things, such as: – fantasy tropes – writing in the Bronze […]
The Forever King – Second Sneak Peek
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 typos, as this is still raw, and in the meanwhile, meet our new protagonist – Mithrid.
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 […]
The Fantasy Author Lounge #5 – Sam Hawke
It’s time for another Fantasy Author Lounge! This month, I’m joined by Australian author Sam Hawke – author of the award-winning City of Lies and Hollow Empire.
The Fantasy Author Lounge #4 – Timandra Whitecastle
I’m back with another Fantasy Author Lounge, and this time in the lounge, we have fantasy author Timandra Whitecastle! Timandra is an indie author and the writer behind The Living Blade Trilogy.
The Forever King – FIRST LOOK
IT’S TIME FOR SOME SCALUSSEN!As promised, I’m very pleased to share the first ever sneak peek of THE FOREVER KING, Book 1 of the Scalussen Chronicles. This is the first look at a new Emaneska book in 6 long damn years, so I hope you enjoy this snippet.
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.
Epic Fantasy Books Like "Game of Thrones"
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.
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.
The Fantasy Author Lounge #3 – Michael J. Sullivan
I’m back with another episode of the Fantasy Author Lounge, and this month I’m joined by none other than Michael J. Sullivan – USA Today, New York Times, and Washington Post bestselling author.
He’s the mind behind the Legends of the Final Empire, the Riyria Chronicles, the Riyria Revelations, Hollow World, and I’m thrilled to have him pop into the Lounge!
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.