Benjamin Sobieck's Blog – November 2009 Archive (3)

A Happy Thanksgiving Indeed

I signed today with Shadow Line Press, a publisher out of North Carolina. This is, how-you-say, "it." I started this journey in 2006, when I first started writing "Cleansing Eden." More than three years later, "it" arrived.

And "it" feels good.

So it's a very happy Thanksgiving.

I look forward to joining an author roster that includes CrimeSpace members B.R. Stateham and Dan Coleman (if there are any… Continue

Added by Benjamin Sobieck on November 26, 2009 at 5:23am — 7 Comments

A Disturbing Letter from a Disturbed Child

I received a rather strange letter from a kid named Timmy the other day. It was totally out of the blue. But once I read it, I knew I had to post the letter on a website. Per Timmy's demands, he said it had to be a website dealing with crime.

I'd been published online with Flash Fiction Offensive earlier this year, so I sent the letter there. The FFO editor agreed to post it, giving it the name "Timmy Says Post This on a Website."

Click here to read the letter:… Continue

Added by Benjamin Sobieck on November 8, 2009 at 12:56pm — 2 Comments

Vote or Die: The Nature of Crime

Political rhetoric usually focuses around one of two themes: destroy this or defend against that. Either way, the war is never over. The War on Drugs. The War on Terror. The War for America's Soul. The War Against You.

I went to the polls today with that in mind. This time, the front was public education. On one side of the trench was a school district seeking to bolster its war chest with millions more in levy dollars. Guarding the fort opposite them were the taxpayers of my area,… Continue

Added by Benjamin Sobieck on November 4, 2009 at 1:55pm — 6 Comments

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