Benjamin Sobieck's Blog – October 2011 Archive (15)

My True Ghost Story: The Shadow Person

In honor of the Halloween holiday, here's a true ghost story that happened to me. Have any of your own? Share them in the comments.

 

Sleepwalking a Thin Line



by Benjamin Sobieck



Sleepwalking can be an unsettling byproduct of an otherwise peaceful activity. The line between dreaming and reality is thin as your eyelids. But I never knew how thin until a dream stepped into my reality.



The spell of…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on October 31, 2011 at 10:32pm — No Comments

Coming Soon: "Maynard Soloman & The Job-Nabbin' Illegal Immigrants"



Just sent this to the publisher.

 

 

Maynard Soloman, a profane yet clueless private investigator, is hired to track down something important stolen from his client: A job. The culprit: Illegal immigrants. Or are they?…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on October 29, 2011 at 11:59pm — No Comments

"Cleansing Eden" Crime Novel Makes the Examiner.com Book Club

Examiner.com's Book Club featured my interview with Stephanie Schmitz about Cleansing Eden this morning. After getting on the national front…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on October 27, 2011 at 12:10am — No Comments

Listen to My Podcast Appearance with Two Ex-FBI Undercovers Right Here on CrimeSpace

Listen to internet radio with GelatisScoop on Blog Talk Radio

 

My Oct. 24 appearance on the G-Zone podcast show put me on a panel with two ex-FBI undercover agents and a West…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on October 25, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Catch Me and Two Ex-FBI Undercover Agents on a Podcast Oct. 24

Heads up, I'll be on the G-Zone podcast show at 3 p.m. Central on Monday, Oct. 24. I'll be taking a late lunch and calling in to talk shop with infamous indie book titan, Giovanni Gelati.

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on October 24, 2011 at 1:09pm — No Comments

How to Autograph an E-Book



An autographed e-book? Yep, techology is that amazing.

 

Anyone who bought the Kindle version of Cleansing Eden can get it "Kindlegraphed" by yours truly. All you have to do is go to…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on October 23, 2011 at 9:37am — No Comments

How to Autograph an E-Book



An autographed e-book? Yep, techology is that amazing.

 

Anyone who bought the Kindle version of Cleansing Eden can get it "Kindlegraphed" by yours truly. All you have to do is go to…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on October 23, 2011 at 9:37am — No Comments

Holy Awesome Book Cover

This is the cover for Blackbirds, a novel by Chuck Wendig coming out May 2012. There's so much to like here, I don't know where to begin. How many little details can you spot?

 

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on October 21, 2011 at 11:26pm — No Comments

Trying to Force a Confession Out of B.R. Stateham, Crime Author







B.R. Stateham is a fellow crime author at Trestle…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on October 21, 2011 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Proud to Be a Part of the New Dark Pages Press

As mentioned previously, my publisher, Trestle Press, has grown in such size and success that it now requires imprints to keep expansion manageable. I see this as a good thing, since it will focus all the crime authors in one spot.

 

Now that spot has a name,…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on October 20, 2011 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Why Does Crime Fiction Always Have to Be About Murder?

Why does crime fiction always have to be about murder? Let's hear it for the defrauders out there. I'm on a fraud kick with my writing, so I sought out some reading to go with it.

 

I found…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on October 19, 2011 at 11:16pm — 2 Comments

BIG NEWS: My "Cleansing Eden" Interview Makes Front Page of Examiner.com

I opened my e-mail this morning to an excited message from Stephanie Schmitz, who interviewed me the other day for the Charlotte Examiner about Cleansing Eden. It seems the interview made the front page of examiner.com.

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on October 19, 2011 at 12:02am — No Comments

Can You Read E-Books on Smart Phones?

A friend of mine asked me that today. He has an Android smart phone. It's not a Kindle or a Nook, so he figured he couldn't read my crime fiction e-books on his 'droid.

 

Amazon and…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on October 16, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Maynard Soloman, gal-damn detective, interviews a long-haired hippie freak







Big Daddy Abel is a musician with the Amish Outlaws and author. I wanted…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on October 16, 2011 at 7:24am — No Comments

Giving Fictional Characters Facebook Pages

That's what I did for one of my characters, Maynard Soloman. I have a personal profile already, and wasn't using my "author" page all that much. It got confusing and redundant.

 

The solution was to hand the keys over to Maynard. Not only do I have pre-written content to post from published material, but it's more fun to write in his voice than my own. There's plenty of marketing potential, too.

 

Here's…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on October 13, 2011 at 11:43pm — No Comments

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