Ben LeRoy has nearly two decades of 360-degree publishing experience, having started and run two critically acclaimed houses: Bleak House Books and Tyrus Books. He has written about the publishing industry for a variety of websites and has been a featured speaker at a number of writing conferences. LeRoy was named to Publishers Weekly’s “Fifty Under Forty” list. Books from Bleak House and Tyrus have received dozens of starred reviews in trade publications, have been finalists for nearly all crime fiction awards (including Edgar Award finalists in three categories in 2008, the only time a small press has accomplished that feat), have won the Barnes & Noble Discover Award, have achieved USA Today bestselling status, and were selected as an Okra Pick from SIBA.
In 2011 he sold Tyrus Books to F+W Media. In 2016, Tyrus Books was sold by F+W Media to CBS/Simon & Schuster.
In 2017 Simon & Schuster’s Gallery imprint took possession of the Tyrus Books’ catalog and he took possession of his garden. After a few months of pulling weeds and taking care of things on his To Do List, he’s ready to help authors with their projects.