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 […]
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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.
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!
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
We’re back with another instalment of the Fantasy Author Lounge! I’ve dragged another amazing fantasy author into the lounge and quizzed them on all things writing, fantasy and publishing. This month we talk to Phil Tucker, who is the author of the Chronicles of the Black Gate and Euphoria Online, and an expert self-publishing author.In this episode of the Fantasy Author Lounge, we find out:- what inspires the man known as Phil Tucker,- how to nail self-publishing in the current industry,- which
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
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
Here’s the first in a brand new series of video author interviews I’m calling the Fantasy Author Lounge. Throughout 2019, I’ll be interviewing a range of SFF authors about their writing practices, inspiration, publishing, marketing, and all sorts of fun stuff you might not know. We’re kicking off with the inimitable Dyrk Ashton, author of the fantastic and award-winning Paternus Trilogy, known social media menace, and all-round legend. Find out more about the mythology behind Paternus, what a
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
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
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
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
Have you ever heard a golem speak? Well, now you can! Quick hint – It sounds somewhat like a landslide…Listen for yourself in this snippet from The Heart of Stone #audiobook, read by Adam Stubbs If you haven’t got your copy of The Heart of Stone in audio yet, find it on #Audible. You can get it free by signing up for a trial.https://www.audible.com/pd/B07933SN7T/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-105848&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_105848_rh_us
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 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