Join Me at the 2016 Writer’s Digest Conference

Writer's Digest 2016 Manhattan New York City

Cool deal: Use code SOBIECK16 when registering for $25 off!

To prove once again to my peers, the government, blood relatives, my creditors and other interested parties that I am indeed a real person and not a figment of an overactive imagination, consider this your official reminder to come see me at the 2016 Writer’s Digest Conference on Aug. 12 to 14 in New York City. All the information you need is right here. Continue reading

Just for Fun: How Many Peeps Does it Take to Stop a Bullet?

Peeps are like inverse zombies. They want you to eat them, not the other way around. This makes them especially insidious. Julie Clopper / Shutterstock.com

Peeps are like inverse zombies. They want you to eat them, not the other way around. This makes them especially insidious. Julie Clopper / Shutterstock.com

Marshmallow Peeps are the fruitcakes of Easter. They’re a time-honored tradition obligation, the novelty wears off after exactly six seconds and they refuse to die. Or do they? What would happen if you shot a bunch of Peeps? Would the science that brings these gooey creatures to life also stop a bullet?

Kirsten Joy Weiss, a terrifically talented shooter with a great YouTube channel, decided to find out. The following videos chronicle her heroic attempts to destroy the zombies of food, marshmallow Peeps. Continue reading

Come See Me at the 2016 Writer’s Digest Conference

2016 Writers Digest Conference New York City Tickets

I’m thrilled to officially announce I’ll be speaking at the 2016 Writer’s Digest Conference, which takes place Aug. 12 to 14 in New York City. This is Writer’s Digest‘s premier event, and one of the foremost conferences in the world of writing. You can see the full rundown of the speakers here, as well as the day-by-day schedule of events here. Continue reading

Booms, Busts and Books: A Video Interview on Debbi Mack’s Crime Cafe

The title says it all.

Debbi Mack Crime CafeWith thanks to Debbi Mack’s Crime Cafe for graciously allowing me to talk about this blog, The Writer’s Guide to Weapons, The Invisible Hand, Chase Baker and Vincent Zandri, and Cleansing EdenBe sure to check out her site for more interviews like this one (minus me, of course).