Sean Sweeney

Biography

Sean Sweeney’s love of reading began in 1988, when he was handed J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic The Hobbit, and was given a needed boost with John Grisham novels and the Star Wars Expanded Universe. His passion for writing began in 1993, as a sophomore in high school, when he began writing sports for his local newspaper. Born and raised in North Central Massachusetts in 1977, Sweeney has written for several newspapers and radio stations. When he is not writing, he enjoys playing golf, reading, watching movies, enjoying the Boston Red Sox, the New England Revolution, Arsenal F.C., Gold Coast F.C., and playing with Caramel The Wonder Cat.

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
I have quite a few. R.A. Salvatore, Steven Savile, Kevin J. Anderson, Professor Tolkien. I find that lately, I'm not reading as many traditionally published books. I'm finding them to be detail-less crap. Those four, I know I'm getting quality.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The drive and desire to create new worlds and stories. That, and my fiancee needs me to make her lunch before she leaves for school.
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Books

Literary Agent: A Thriller
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Series: Jaclyn Johnson, a.k.a Snapshot, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,770. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Jaclyn Johnson is back in an all-new, pulse-pounding adventure, and this time, the deck is stacked fully against her! It’s the holidays, ex-FBI agent-turned-author Jack Henshaw has been kidnapped, and the secrets he holds has the government worried. Jaclyn—along with her British boy toy, Tom Messingham—are sent to Detroit, Henshaw’s hometown, on Christmas Eve to begin their investigation.
Furball And Feathers: The Case of the High-Wire Horse!
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,520. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Those Costumed Critters—the defenders of truth, justice, and clean litter boxes everywhere—are back in this short, six-chapter adventure! The Pawston Circus is in town, and someone has cut the wire of the equine acrobat. It’s up to Furball and Feathers to track down the culprit. But when they find out who’s helping the big boss… will the criminals still have the run of the capital?
Zombie Showdown
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,210. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Western
For a group of sophomores at Gardner High School, it turned out to be a class trip gone awry. For 15-year-old twins Christian and Rachel Sanderski, it was the opportunity to tell the truth. A zombie attack while the kids are on a ghost tour forces Christian to save a group of his friends. The events of the next day, though, lead to Chris and Rachel’s startling admission!
Promises Given, Promises Kept: A Jaclyn Johnson novella
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Series: Jaclyn Johnson, a.k.a Snapshot, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,530. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Tom Messingham and Tasha, Jaclyn Johnson’s teenage ward, are safe and sound on the east coast following Jaclyn’s daring mission to Las Vegas, and it’s time for her to head west again—this time to break up the human trafficking ring that had ensnared Tasha a year prior. Yet as she arrives in Tasha’s hometown, Jaclyn has several obstacles to overcome.
The Shadow Looms
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Series: Obloeron prequels, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,820. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
A year has passed since Krampel Paddymeyer, Lutricia Juniper and Radamuck Rosar met, and the trio has grown into a routine. After spending time in a seaside town, the call for help goes up: Corsairs have attacked Oak Flats, the home of the peaceful squirrellen. Astride their newly-acquired steeds, the trio rush to the squirrellen’s aid.
Voir Dire
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Series: Small Town PI, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 31,940. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
PI Alex Bourque has jury duty. As he’s challenged by the prosecution during jury selection, the defense has a brilliant idea: Hire Alex to help defend an accused murderer. Yet as Alex delves into the case, he discovers that the defense attorney has done a shoddy job in building the defense. He also discovers something’s not right with the defendant, especially something that could set him free.
Federal Agent: A Thriller
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Series: Jaclyn Johnson, a.k.a Snapshot, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,930. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
A failed execution in Atlanta has CIA director Alex Dupuis concerned. And with President Eric Forrister and Republican challenger Dick Bennett headed there for the final debate of the election cycle, she has every reason to be: she doesn’t want the escaped prisoner, a man with ties to the Ku Klux Klan, to disturb it.
Cold Altar
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Series: Small Town PI, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,090. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A small-town cold case gets new life when a woman hands a 22-year-old private investigator his first assignment. Going with the notes his father used when he first investigated the case, Alex Bourque delves into the 31-year-old mystery: an 11-year-old boy, kidnapped without witnesses, abused and murdered.
Furball and Feathers: The Cat Food Caper!
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,420. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
In the city of Pawston, Meowsachusetts, an overnight robbery of the Pawston Cat Food Bank is under investigation by Leo and Carrie, a pair of anthropomorphic cat and bird private investigators. But when ninja ferrets hit Scollop Square soon after, it’s up to Leo and Carrie’s alter egos, Furball and Feathers, to save the day.
Double Agent: A Thriller
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Series: Jaclyn Johnson, a.k.a Snapshot, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 126,470. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
With an attack against the Las Vegas Monorail, CIA Director Alexandra Dupuis calls in the agent she counts on in dangerous situations – even though that agent feels betrayed by the very government she serves, the very country she protects – in order to protect American interests. In Jaclyn Johnson’s latest adventure, Dupuis sends her into the path of a radical Christian terrorist.
Refugees: A Short Story of Survival
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,910. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
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They were coming, and no one could stop them. The Yellowstone Caldera has exploded, and survivors who fled the devastation made their way east. Cities such as Atlanta, Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. prepared for their arrival. It meant rationing – and rational thought. People on both sides would face tests of their nerve and resilience.
Royal Switch
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,600. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
There was nothing to suggest that this baseball season would be any different than the last 20 seasons Harry Edelson had covered, even though Oklahoma City now had a Major League franchise to call its own. He covered the move of the team from Kansas City that winter and observed the new owner – a Russian billionaire – signing the best players he could, including the National League MVP.
The Rise Of The Dark Falcon
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Series: Obloeron prequels, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,880. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Krampel Paddymeyer, a 16-year-old orphan, has just learned about the power locked deep within him – the power to wield a great sword of the past – when his master dies following an orc raid. Orphaned again, Krampel sets out and becomes a bounty hunting loner, taking bounties without passion or prejudice toward the intended target.
Model Agent: A Thriller
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Series: Jaclyn Johnson, a.k.a Snapshot, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 95,590. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
The human body consists of two-thirds water. As concertgoers on a steamy day in Boston find out, water can kill as much as it gives life. A terrorist attack at City Hall Plaza has the authorities perplexed. The government, in response, sends in a capable but young agent – an agent born from the ashes of terrorism itself – to handle it.