Benjamin Sobieck's Blog – December 2011 Archive (11)

Your Votes are Making Maynard Soloman #1, Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who voted for Maynard Soloman Proves Santa Claus is Real for Best Short Story of 2011 in the Preditors & Editors Poll. As of this writing, here are the standings:





Yup, Maynard Soloman is numero uno. Thank you!

Voting is still open through Jan. 10. If you haven't…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on December 31, 2011 at 4:07am — No Comments

Help Needed: Please Vote for Maynard Soloman

Maynard Soloman fans, I need your help. Maynard Soloman Proves Santa Claus is Real was nominated for best short story in the 2011 Preditor & Editors poll. Many of the nominees are authors I look up to, so winning this would mean a lot to me. Please swing by and…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on December 30, 2011 at 12:01pm — No Comments

ePublisherDaily Reviews Maynard Soloman Crime Short Story Series

Click here to read the original review.



Maynard Soloman and the Job-Nabbin’ Illegal Immigrants

by Benjamin Sobieck

Format: Kindle (AZW)

Price: $0.99

Today we must recomend some sweet Kindle shorts for…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on December 29, 2011 at 11:35pm — No Comments

A Non-Review of Debbi Mack's Latest Sam McRae Crime Novel

Just wrote a review of Debbi Mack's newest crime novel in the Sam McRae series. It's called, Riptide, although the title could change. I slammed that sucker down in two days. One of the most enjoyable reads I've had all year.

It's not out yet, though, so I can't release the review. I got the ARC. Yep, I'm going to brag about that. This is a novel worth being a dick about.

Until then, here's…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on December 22, 2011 at 12:02am — No Comments

1 Stupid Criminal, 1 Amazon Jump and 2 Great Reviews

1) Amazon Ranking



Maynard Soloman Proves Santa Claus is Real had a nice day on Amazon. It started around #450,000 and jumped up to #30,000. This may have been because Maynard sent gifts to the people on his "nice" list. Details…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on December 18, 2011 at 12:13am — No Comments

Read My "Wine Into Water" Flash Fiction Piece

The Flash Fiction Offensive published my crime flash fiction piece, Wine Into Water. Here's the first part:

20 Years Ago.

It was shouting "faggot" on the school bus. Bolting off with me at my stop. Stalking me home. Twisting my bones on the sidewalk. Kicking me black. Saying, "This is a test."…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on December 12, 2011 at 9:13am — No Comments

Maynard Soloman Takes Number Two

No, not that number two. His rock solid innards have a hard enough time doing that thing. I'm talking about Amazon's War on Drugs category.…







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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on December 10, 2011 at 1:01am — No Comments

Review: "Dark Mind" by CrimeSpace's Jennifer Chase

There's a rather blunt saying in my family that has served me well through the years.…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on December 7, 2011 at 1:13pm — No Comments

What is ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response)?



There's nothing I enjoy more than researching something weird and turning it into a short story.



I dove into hypnosis for Use the Pillow in the…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on December 4, 2011 at 12:39am — No Comments

Is Santa Claus Real?

It's a question that has dogged humans for centuries: Is Santa Claus real?



Fortunately, the world's crustiest and most profane detective, Maynard Soloman, has "put the pin" on this problem. After an intense encounter at church - some would call it a divine revelation - Maynard has the answer. In fact, he has proof.…



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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on December 3, 2011 at 8:18am — No Comments

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