Sean Elliot Russell


Sean Elliot Russell is an inspirational writer whose short stories have appeared in North American magazines and newspapers including MATURE YEARS, SEEK, Focus on the Family's CLUBHOUSE JR, and the CAPPERS newspaper. He has sought to grow as a writer and to use his writing to be a means for encouragement--especially to those who are looking for answers to questions about life, morality, and purpose.

Over the years, Sean's worked on several novels including the one closest to his heart, SHILOH'S RISING: THE DAY AFTER THE SECOND COMING, as well as others including THE JESUS BOY, SHOULD THE OAKS FALL (a short story compilation), and THE JOURNEY HOME (devotional). In the near future, he has plans to release THE DAY JESUS MOVED NEXT DOOR and a prequel to SHILOH'S RISING, DARKNESS RISING. And in the middle of those projects is a half-written fantasy novel entitled THE DRAGON SEAL.

An army war veteran of Desert Storm as a M1A1 main battle tank crewman, Sean later graduated with a Bachelor of Theology from a Foursquare Bible college in the United States. At the present time he is working full time in London, UK and writing regularly which is his passion. His hobbies include cooking, basketball, traveling, and watching old B&W films as well as visiting London's West End to enjoy theatre.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I've never been very good at anything--possibly save for writing. Writing, whether fiction or inspirational blogging, has been one area that I could explore the questions of life and, more importantly, some of the answers to life that I have discovered through experience and observation. I have, as an author, a long way to go. But I'm teachable and using what I have to hopefully uplift others--especially in their own life journeys. Through writing, I endeavor to bring the reader to a place where they, too, can encounter the One. I used to write that it's enough to simply express through writing. And this is true. However, how much more enthralling it is when others come along too and experience something through my works.
What are you working on next?
I've been working on a fantasy novel that I've been finding to be a joy to write simply because in that realm, there are only the limitations of imagination. One can truly create a world and have so much fun while doing it. It's going to be called THE DRAGON SEAL. And I hope to complete it before the end of this year.
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Where to find Sean Elliot Russell online

Where to buy in print


Should the Oaks Fall: Short Stories to Enliven the Heart
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 36,430. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Christian » General
SHOULD THE OAKS FALL is a compilation of eleven inspirational stories which will enliven the heart needing rejuvenation—especially to the one who's missed feeling something good on the inside of late. These stories will uplift and make, as one reviewer stated, your heart smile. They'll make you laugh or shed a tear or two. They'll be reflections of our own struggles and hopes and desires. Enjoy!
The Jesus Boy
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 93,690. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Contemporary, Fiction » Christian » General
Joshua Phillips finally surrendered. And upon him rested the weight of a mountain-the Spirit's presence and power coursing through him. Sealed and set upon his path, Joshua faces the trials and temptations of a smothering darkness intent on snuffing out the light and destroying him. Will the One inside the boy be enough for him to overcome and stay true? Joshua is whispered to be the Jesus boy.

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