I’m Ben, I live in Wiltshire with my family (including one spirited little sausage dog), and my two passions are writing and reading. I spend my days working in PR, and my free time devouring books.

There’s no adventure like turning the first page of a brand new novel.

Ben Veal

I am hugely passionate about discovering new authors, new genres, and stretching my literary horizons. I enjoy writing book reviews and interviewing authors about the motivation behind their projects – and have been lucky enough to speak with such inspiring writers as Paul O’ Brien, Keith Stuart and Martin Pistorious.

I’m also a very proud Dad to one very energetic and inquisitive little person, with a second on the way. There’s no greater privilege – and responsibility – than being a good parent. Most days, I think I’m doing okay on that front.

Parenting

And my third strange hobby? Professional wrestling – watching it, not donning the spandex. Yes, the industry synonymous with Big Daddy and Hulk Hogan has had me enthralled for over three decades and my passion shows no sign of wavering. I even had a spell writing about it for The Daily Mirror and ran a pro wrestling news website, getting to interview some of sports entertainment’s biggest names: this is me with multiple-time WWE champion and New York Times bestselling author Mick Foley. That was a lot of fun.

Mick Foley interview Bath

I love having the opportunity to try out products that interest me – exciting new book releases, children’s toys, and wrestling nonsense.

If you’d like to send something to me to review, please contact me to discuss.

You can reach me by email – benjaminveal@gmail.com

Or you can catch me on Twitter  and Instagram.