Benjamin Sobieck's Blog – November 2011 Archive (9)

Tired of All This Christmas Crap Already? This is the E-Book for You

Maynard Soloman is an old crusty badger of a detective with a potty-mouth straight outta 1932. Throughout his short story series, he's had some big cases. Yet none of them come close to his most recent in the e-book, Maynard Soloman Proves Santa Claus is Real.

 

Exactly how he does this involves a drunk hound dog, an eccentric church and a baseball…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on November 23, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Coming Soon, "Maynard Soloman Proves Santa Claus is Real"

Want to get in on this world-changing crime humor short story? I'll randomly choose one person who "likes" Maynard Soloman's facebook page and write that person as a character. Just "like" this page by the end of today: http://www.facebook.com/crimenovel.

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on November 18, 2011 at 11:53pm — No Comments

Be a Character in My Next E-Book

 

I thought it'd be really cool to have a reader be a character in the Christmas special edition of the Maynard Soloman crime fiction humor short story series.

 

If you want a shot at being in a world-changing, mind-blowing e-book, "like" this page…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on November 17, 2011 at 10:48pm — No Comments

Be a Part of a Life-Changing Event: "Maynard Soloman Proves Santa is Real"





Since a monster surge of traffic ate my website's generous November bandwidth in less than 12 days (crimefictionbook.com), I've no choice but to make this extremely important announcement right here, right now. This could be the most significant few sentences of your entire life. One that will blow everything you thought about being human on this planet out of…
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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on November 14, 2011 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Review of Vincent Zandri's "Scream Catcher"

Damn you, Vincent Zandri.



I've barked at ol' Vince before for taking noir stereotypes and making them feel fresh (re: my review of…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on November 11, 2011 at 11:18pm — No Comments

5 Solid Reasons to Read Short Story Series

Trestle Press, my most excellent indie publisher, produces a pile of short story series. One of them, Amish Knitting Circle, owns the top spots for short stories in the entire world.…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on November 11, 2011 at 12:12am — No Comments

The Average American Author Makes $9,000 Per Year?

That's what this article claims. That actually seems high to me. Maybe the big names are throwing off the average. But I'd take $9,000 a year in a second.

Added by Benjamin Sobieck on November 2, 2011 at 10:14pm — 8 Comments

Nov. 1 is National Authors Day

Nov. 1 is National Authors Day, a holiday established in 1929 by the General Federation of Women's Clubs. It's used to recognize authors for their contributions to culture and society.

 

If I had to pick my all-time two favorite authors, it'd be a tie between this guy:

 

 

 

And this guy:

 

 

Hunter S. Thompson and Elmore Leonard, respectively. They embody the two halves of what I enjoy most…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on November 2, 2011 at 8:36am — No Comments

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