Michael Minick

Biography

I've been married going on 30 years this year, with two grown boys who have played organized soccer since they were 3 and 4 years old. I live in Jacksonville, Florida and have been involved in youth soccer in this area since I moved here in 1994. The story of Stinky Socks has been stuck in my brain for 15-20 years and I've finally unlocked it and will unlock other stories in the coming months - stay tuned.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I first started writing in junior high, although I never published anything. I wrote science fiction stories mostly, but like George in Back to the Future, kept them to myself and eventually lost them altogether. While in college I tried to publish short stories, but I didn't handle the rejection well and pursued more "practical" opportunities. Over the years I had ideas, but that evil demon "Procrastination" kept haunting me and no action was taken. Although I'm still fighting that evil demon "Procrastination", ebooks have given me the opportunity to take action and see some of my dreams become reality.
Which author had the greatest impact it had on you?
For me it was Dr. Seuss. Not only did he impact me when I was young but I re-read the books to my children and fell in love with them all over again. His imagination and the way he mesmerized children with his sometimes nonsensical rhymes was fascinating and at one time I wanted to be him, but no one can be him. We can only learn from him. Stinky Socks first came to mind as a nonsensical rhyming story I told my boys at bedtime- until I realized I couldn't compete with Dr. Seuss, at least not yet.
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Books

Stinky Socks - Girls Edition
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,580. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Samantha is given a special pair of socks which makes her good characteristics much stronger. The drawback is they start to stink and they won't come off until the "deed" is done. Based on the number of downloads there will be donations given to soccer organizations. More information on this is available on the Stinky Socks website - see book for details. A boys edition is available.
Stinky Socks - Boys Edition
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,040. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Sam is given a special pair of socks which makes his good characteristics much stronger. The drawback is they start to stink and they won't come off until the "deed" is done. Based on the number of downloads there will be donations given to soccer organizations. More information on this is available on the Stinky Socks website - see book for details. The girls edition will be available soon.

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