About The Author

(More Info About Ben Sonnek Than You Ever Wanted To Know)


Name: Benjamin J. Sonnek

Born: Of course I was.

Death: TBD

Height: Tall

Weight: Depends on the planet

Hair: Covered with a hat

Eyes: They work.

Personality:
-          INTJ (Other INTJs: Isaac Asimov, Jane Austen, C. S. Lewis, Augustus Caesar, Stephen Hawking, Nikola Tesla, Sherlock Holmes, Batman, Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Gandalf)
-          Melancholic-Plegmatic
-          Slightly Crazy

Family: 2 parents, 3 other siblings (I'm the third out of four)

Religion: Roman Catholic

Education: Homeschooled, took PSEO in high school, currently an undergraduate in college

Combat Experience: 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, plus grew up with 3 siblings

Superpowers: Still in R&D stage

Favorite Books: The Mysterious Benedict Society, The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict, The Chronicles of Narnia series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, G. K. Chesterton’s Father Brown stories, Dave Barry books, Redwall series…(*sound of brain exploding*)

Favorite Movies: Action/Adventure stuff

Favorite TV Shows: Doctor Who, Sherlock, Top Gear, The Mentalist, Castle

Favorite Music: That which is not hard rap. Or boring. Or boring hard rap.

Favorite Food: Edible

Favorite Root Beer: 1919

Favorite Animal: Dragon

Favorite Real Animal: Cats, turtles, or reptiles in general. They’re pretty chill about everything.

Favorite Superhero: Zamrenom Corsello (Don’t know who he is? Look under “Project Stormlock” on this site.)

Favorite Car Type: Lamborghini

About My Writing:
I’ve always been good at daydreaming, but I began to developing interest in writing after taking a College Composition class in high school. I also took an Art class, confirming that cartoons and graphic novels were certainly not within my talent range (to see just how out of my range it is, take a look at my comic blog, Lab Rules). Around this time, an idea for a novel was bouncing around in my head, and one day I found myself with some extra free time between classes. I told myself, “You know, you’ve been telling people that you’d like to write a book. You have an idea. You have time. Write the freakin’ book.”            

So I went to the college library, found a desk, got out my laptop, and opened a file. Five to ten minutes of thinking later, I wrote the first sentence of Stormlock.

For some reason I couldn’t fathom, I just kept at it. My writing began to move after my acceptance into an undergraduate program, and I started writing short stories alongside my main books which has really helped me identify my writing style and improve it as a whole (Stormlock has been through MANY revisions, people). I was first published at college as well, with my short story “URCARU” getting accepted into an annual arts magazine in 2015, where it won the college's fiction writing award. I have also appeared in other campus publications during my time as a student.

Slowly but semi-surely, my writing is moving forward. My first professional short story sale was with Daily Science Fiction, and most recently I've been published in Perihelion. And I'm still working on my books and submitting short stories; prayers and encouragement are always appreciated!

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