Sunday, March 13, 2011

The Latest Addition

Meet a New Writer


I was born in Scripts Hospital in San Diego California. I met the love of my life in Poway at the age of three. My parents moved to South Carolina when I was four years old, and I have not seen her since.

I traveled aboard the research vessel World Discoverer to the far off continent of Antarctica at the age of seventeen. At 20 I was struck by CSD which, after incorrectly prescribed antibiotics cleared my system of the bacteria's natural competitors, put me into a coma. I was left hospitalized for a few weeks. I could barely walk upon recovery and had lost many of my motor skills, including the ability to play piano.

I have since recovered, and have played piano professionally for the bar Speak Easy and for the restaurant Thai Lotus.

I have competed in two cage style MMA events, and was fortunate enough to win both of them.

At the age of 29 I decided to pursue my longtime dream of becoming a writer, and have since published a couple of stories in the small press Sci-Fi pulp magazines OG's Speculative Fiction and M-brane SF.

In 2013 I plan to take a two year sabbatical to pursue writing in earnest, and hope to make a career of it. Wish me luck!


Ginny said...

LOVE your pic, Shaun. It looks book jacket-ready. What an incredible life you've lived in a short time. You already have many interesting experiences from which to draw fiction. I know your success as an author will continue to grow.

Ginny said...

What is CDC?

Laura Puccia Valtorta said...

Shaun, good luck with pursuing a career as a writer! You need to subscribe to the newsletter: Hope Clark's Funds for Writers. Hope provides bimonthly lists of freelance writing jobs, contests, and publishers and agents looking for manuscripts. Send me your email address:, and I will forward the latest funds for writers to you.