About Ben

BLEROYBen LeRoy grew up in Madison, WI, where he still lives. He received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee with a double major in English and Philosophy.

He was the founder and publisher of Bleak House Books from 2000 – 2009. In 2009 he left Bleak House Books to start Tyrus Books. In 2011 he sold Tyrus Books to F+W Media. In 2016, F+W sold Tyrus Books (as part of a larger deal involving Adams Media) to CBS/Simon & Schuster. He continues in his role as publisher of Tyrus Books.

After the suicide of a friend in 2013, Ben started the Be Local Everywhere project, an endeavor that included volunteering in all 50 States during 2014. He worked with the homeless, the hungry, vets, the elderly, children, the environment, and animals to better understand his deceased friend and himself. It was a profound and life changing experience.

He has been invited to speak at a variety of conferences, civic meeetings, on television, and radio. His work has appeared on  Huffington PostAffectHey! There’s a Dead Guy in the Living RoomEephusTerrible Minds, and Ampheta’zineHis fiction has appeared in North Florida NoirThese Guns for Hire, The Best Underground Fiction, and a variety of websites under pseudonyms.

He is the host of the podcast A Series of Special Guests .

He is a frequent traveler, adventurist (internal and external), lover of baseball, listener of music, and advocate for our better nature. He can be emailed here.