Born and raised in the tropical heat of North Queensland, Australia, Benjamin (Ben, Benji, Benny, Benno, take your pick) has always had his nose in books of magic, heroes, and the supernatural. He started writing at the age of fifteen, an enthusiasm that has become a passion and a habit, as well as a distraction from his profession as a qualified physiotherapist. When not writing or working, he enjoys dallying in the worlds created by his beloved books, films, and games. Beckoning of the Gate is the first entry in his debut fantasy series: The Vāyilian Threads. And old gods willing, it won’t be his last.