Ben Ireland

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Author of books, destroyer of worlds. Writing isn't so much a job as a compulsion.
Billy Blacksmith: The Demonslayer won the Gold Quill for YA Novel of the Year 2017, presented by the League of Utah Writers.

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I've never actually dealt with writer's block.It may be because I don't write professionally, so I never have the looming pressure of a deadline. Though I think it is most likely due to obsessively outlining of my work before I begin. If I come close to experiencing anything like writer's block, it happens in the outlining process. Though at that point, it's less a block and more of a challenge to determine what my characters have to do to make it past that certain obstacle. (less)
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Billy Blacksmith: The Demon...

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Resurrection (Kingdom City,...

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Revolt (Kingdom City #2)

4.63 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2016 — 3 editions
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Billy Blacksmith: The Hellf...

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Billy Blacksmith: The Ironsoul

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Sanguification

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A Dash of Madness

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Moments in Millennia

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I recently wrote a tongue-in-cheek blog on boosting book sales which has been very well received. As someone mentioned to me, nothing in it is "wrong." At the most, I hope it helps you sell books, at the very least, I hope it makes you smile.
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"I really enjoyed this book. I enjoyed the other two in the series as well. Billy is a great kid who is thrown into extraordinary circumstances. I think that these books show how a real teenager in Billy's position might feel. He is still going thr..." Read more of this review »
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"Well-deserved Five Star Review. Fresh, witty writing, with so much heart.

The third Billy Blacksmith book surprised the heck out of me. In this book, Billy is trying to figure out how to find Mr. Fingers, an emotion-eating demon who is feeding off..." Read more of this review »
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“You almost had me forget why I came here. It doesn’t matter who you are, brother. The only thing that matters is what you’ve done.”
Ben Ireland, A Dash of Madness

“Tears flowed freely down Stacy’s face. “Don’t lose the family you already have for someone that might not even be there anymore.”
Ben Ireland, Resurrection

“You almost had me forget why I came here. It doesn’t matter who you are, brother. The only thing that matters is what you’ve done.”
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“Tears flowed freely down Stacy’s face. “Don’t lose the family you already have for someone that might not even be there anymore.”
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