Sean Boling


Sean lives in Paso Robles, California with his wife and two children. He teaches English at Cuesta College.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I've dabbled my whole life, but didn't feel as though I had much to say until I was almost thirty and had gone back to college.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Not sure if it counts as a story, but I remember the first book I wrote: "The Godzilla Dictionary" (complete with illustrations). 'A' was for 'Angry', which you didn't want to make Godzilla. 'B' was for 'Baby Godzilla'. And so it went. That was also self-published, with construction paper and staples. Only one copy in print.
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Where to find Sean Boling online

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The Name Field
Price: Free! Words: 48,390. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
Field knows there is something sinister about his job, but his mentor helped him find purpose as a teenager, so he ignores his suspicions. Then Lulu comes back into his life. They were childhood best friends, bonded by their challenges growing up together in Special Education. Eventually Field is forced to choose between the person who saved his childhood, and the person who saved his adolescence.
Show Them What They Won
Price: Free! Words: 53,160. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The only way to change someone’s worldview is to change their world.
The Latest Version of My Love Story
Price: Free! Words: 35,610. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Feeling old doesn’t bother Fina that much. Feeling useless is the problem. She finds purpose in a friendship with Cal, a combat veteran who has taken up arts and crafts and watching romantic comedies as a defense against his past. She may also discover why people tell love stories, depending on what she remembers of their time together, and how she lines up those memories.
A Charter to That Other Place
Price: Free! Words: 73,440. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
Live Oak Charter Academy is the latest elixir to arrive in the valley. Drought cycles, crop yields, and market forces have left a trail of previous solutions: an army base, a state mental hospital, a shipping warehouse for an online retailer, a prison. And though the school is smaller in scale than previous efforts, it inspires bigger dreams, with a more fragile margin of error.
Satellite Campus
Price: Free! Words: 73,220. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
An astronomer discovers that consciousness is no less mysterious than deep space as he spends time with his mother during her last days on earth.
The Summer of Our Foreclosure
Price: Free! Words: 79,510. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
When the American Dream is defined as something you can’t afford, you can extend your finances, extend your commute, extend your family, extend your reasoning, and when the dream snaps back into reality, extend the party one more summer and try to finally enjoy what you have before it’s gone.
Pigs and Other Living Things
Price: Free! Words: 14,120. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Five short stories, some that explore our relationship to the animals inside us, and others to the animals around us.
Abraham The Anchor Baby Terrorist
Price: Free! Words: 75,040. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Abraham is supposed to grow up to be a terrorist. But things don't always turn out the way they're supposed to.
Cut Flowers
Price: Free! Words: 108,360. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Stanford and Dodge each need redemption. Dodge wasted most of his life in a drug-induced stupor, while Stanford wasted an upscale career in business thanks to his hubris. The two men meet while working for a flower grower in a rugged coastal region of California. The unlikely colleagues suspect the area harbors a drug ring, and that breaking it up will provide a fast track back to self-respect.

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