Ben has had an interest in writing for many years, though it was not until high school that he ever wrote anything he intended for others to read (at the urging of several of his teachers, he decided to submit a few stories to the school's literary magazine.) Surprisingly, one of them actually got published.
Since then he's continued writing, trying his best to hone his skills as he experiments with different literary genres - though initially he pretty much wrote only horror, Ben has found great satisfaction in combining elements of science fiction and fantasy with his work.
Ben is attracted to writing primarily because he enjoys telling stories and entertaining others (and also because of fact that if he didn't write, he'd probably lose his mind).
He lives in Madison, WI with his wife, daughter, dog and several cats.
Where to find Ben Crofton online
Trial by Night
by Ben Crofton
Published: May 15, 2011.
When sinister dreams plague his sleep, overworked college senior Matthew Morris does his best to take it in stride . . . until his waking hours also become something out of a nightmare. Struggling against the increasingly horrific events that continue to assail him, Matthew resolves to find the cause of his recent misfortunes – or die trying.
Hiding in the Dark - Short Tales of the Macabre
by Ben Crofton
Published: December 26, 2010.
A woman, stalked by a living terror from her distant past. A man, utterly consumed by his desire for vengeance. A house, decrepit and abandoned, save for its single monstrous inhabitant. The worlds in which these scenarios reside may differ, but all can be reached through the pages of Ben Crofton's debut anthology: Hiding in the Dark.
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Smashwords book reviews by Ben Crofton
- Lenny Smiles
on May 17, 2011
Nice, uplifting story - this one put a smile on my face.