Benjamin Sobieck is author of the crime thriller novel, Cleansing Eden: The Celebrity Murders, the cult hit Maynard Soloman crime humor series and numerous short stories.
His non-fiction work as an online editor reaches a print, TV and digital audience of millions through a large publisher of enthusiast titles. He and his wife live in Minnesota.
Contact him by e-mail at bsobieck [at] journalist [dot] com.
Eight Things About Me
1) In 2010, a living donor gave me a kidney. It's the only reason I'm writing today. The donor is still happy and healthy. I was lucky. Roughly 113,000 are hoping they will be, too, but 18 die every day. It's my mission to write the highest quality fiction and use it as a platform to help transplant patients. If you click here and donate any amount to the National Kidney Foundation, I'll give you my entire e-book catalog for free. Just e-mail me at email@example.com with a donation receipt.
2) Two-thirds of my caloric intake on any given day comes from peanut butter. Breakfast and lunch don't happen without a jar of the good stuff. Purists like me prefer chunky.
3) I really enjoy cooking. To date, my talent hasn't caught up with my enthusiasm.
4) I work from a home office, but I still have a secretary. She handles phone calls, prepares lunch and makes it easier to get things done. By that I mean, "jumps on my lap when I'm trying to dial a phone number," "steals my lunch" and "bugs me to go outside and chase squirrels."
5) I'm a big fan of horror movies. I used to rent old video tapes with my friends from this dump down the road. The B-horror movies were so bad. And at the same time, so good.
6) My two favorite authors are Elmore Leonard and Hunter S. Thompson.
7) I was in a garage band in high school and college. It was called Soylent Laxatives. Listen to our songs here on MySpace. (Wow, that felt weird to type. MySpace? Really?)
8) When I have a choice, I don't put DRM (digital rights management) on my e-books. You should only have to pay once to read my content. Shoot me an e-mail if you run into any DRM snags, I'll send you a clean version.