About Sean

THE BASICS

Photo courtesy of Georgia Miller.

I write novels, short stories, writing advice, cultural commentary, and whatever else I want. I’m a self-published author, freelance writer, and English major at Benedictine College. Here you’ll find news about my latest work, two weekly features, and musings on storytelling.

If you’d like to write a guest post, send an e-mail to thekingdomtrilogy@gmail.com and tell me what you want to write and why you think it should be on this blog.

If you want to see my fiction,

The Quest (Part One of The Kingdom Trilogy) Kindle Edition

The Quest (Part One of The Kingdom Trilogy) Smashwords Edition

Die By The Sword

If you’d like to see my non-fiction,

Interview with Dr. Paul E. Kerry, editor of The Ring And The Cross 

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THE BIOGRAPHY

I am a man without a hometown, and a man who has a story to tell, just like you.

In 1992, I was born to a Roman Catholic Marine officer and his ex-Methodist writer wife. We jumped between California and Virginia for several years, before making an abrupt move to Milwaukee. It was there where my love of writing and storytelling took root.

2007 found me in Great Falls, Montana, staring like an idiot at resplendent sunsets and writing tentatively at a fantasy novel that I didn’t tell anybody about. To my surprise, I graduated from high school four years later with a complete book.

What on earth should I do with it? As I pondered, I became an English major at Benedictine College. It took me until spring break of 2011 to decide. I couldn’t leave that fantasy novel alone. I wanted to self-publish it.

Over the summer and fall, I dove into the text. I re-wrote the first half of the story. I tugged and toyed with plotlines, scrambling to get everything in line. When I got too frazzled, I wrote and published a short story to test the waters of e-publishing. I was in over my head and I loved every minute of it. So many times I sunk into stress, moaning and wondering why anyone would ever want to do something so crazy. Then I got right back to editing dialogue. I knew what I wanted and I refused to yield.

On October 25th, 2011, The Quest (Part One of The Kingdom Trilogy) debuted on Smashwords.com. In December 2011, it went onto the Kindle Store. Before long, a hard copy will available on FastPencil.

I am now a self-published author, and I refuse to slow down. The Stand (Part Two of The Kingdom Trilogy) is coming out in 2012.

If you haven’t gotten your copy of The Quest, catch up on Arman’s adventure on Smashwords and the Kindle Store. If you don’t want to spend any money, I have that short story for free, exclusively on Smashwords.

One response to “About Sean

  1. Hey Sean,

    I met you at the Tucson Festival of Books year before last. I am the author of Linkage, Book 1 in The Narrows of Time Series. I wanted to drop you a line to let you know that I finally completed the second book in the series–Incursion.

    2013 was a horrible year for me health-wise, which delayed the release of Incursion by a full year due to a freak accident. But I’m healed now and back to work writing. Incursion is done and I’m sending it off to the editor, shortly. Publication in expected in late April. It will be available on Amazon.com.

    My plan is to have all three books in the series finished this year and available at the Festival of Books in March 2015.

    I enjoy reading your website. Keep up the great work.

    Jay Falconer
    http://www.JayFalconer.com
    http://www.IncursionMag.com

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