Hello, I’m Benjamin Sobieck, and welcome to my website. Here’s a bit about me.
I describe myself as a thriller writer, but that encompasses several traditional genres. I write mystery such as Glass Eye: Confessions of a Fake Psychic Detective, action-adventure yarns like the Chase Baker series with best-selling author Vincent Zandri, crime fiction humor like the Maynard Soloman detective series and noir like The Invisible Hand crime novel.
I’ve also written a pile of short stories and numerous flash fiction pieces across the shadowy alleys of the ‘net.
Over on Wattpad, a social reading site, I’m proud to be a Wattpad Star. I’ve racked up nearly half a million reads on my stories. My short horror story, When the Black-Eyed Children Knock, was even sponsored by FOX Televsion’s The Exorcist. Wattpad is an incredible site. If you’re a writer with questions about it, feel free to get in touch.
2016 Wattys Award Winner
The Wattys, also hosted on Wattpad, are the world’s largest online writing competition. Out of a pool of 140,000 entries, I’m honored to have won a 2016 Watty for Black Eye: Confessions of a Fake Psychic Detective #2. You can read it here on Wattpad.
I wrote The Writer’s Guide to Weapons: A Practical Reference for Using Firearms and Knives in Fiction, published by Writer’s Digest Books and featuring a foreword by David Morrell, the creator of Rambo. In addition to helping fiction writers understand guns and knives better in that book and on this website, I assist journalists with their stories involving weapons.
International Thriller Writers
I’m happy to call myself a member of the International Thriller Writers organization.
Creator of The Writer’s Glove, a Writing Glove to Keep Hands Warm While Typing on Keyboards
Professional Publishing and Journalism Career
In my professional career, I work as a director of digital business strategy for F+W. It’s a content and e-commerce company that publishes magazines, books, television shows and digital content. Brands I’ve worked for include Gun Digest, BLADE, Modern Shooter, Living Ready, Deer & Deer Hunting, Tactical Gear and many others. Prior to that, I worked as a government and crime reporter for a few newspapers.
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