Sean Sanborn


Sean Sanborn grew up in Thailand as a missionary kid and is now writing a series of books from this point of view. He later returned to Thailand as a missionary and has learned to read and speak Thai fluently. He lived in Thailand for eighteen years, primarily involved in Church Planting and Frontier Missions, and has led over forty outreach teams. He, his wife and two children now live in Florida.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
My writing Methodology is like painting different layers
1. Write the action scenes
2. This leads to a plot
3. Develop personalities and relationships- This begins to control the story which may therefore need to now be changed.
4. Write humorous or interesting dialog & insert it
5. Write descriptions of scenery appropriate to genre and viewpoint of the character who’s head we are inside.
6. Decide on theme – remove parts that don’t develop the theme.
7. Link or remove sections that are unattached to make each chapter no longer or shorter than appropriate. Finish each chapter with a punch.
8. Check for consistency and details. Remove adverbs. Tinker with pronouns. I have a long list of things that must be adjusted before release. (i.e. British vs US spellings.)
9. Ask input from others about he sticky parts– don’t use every suggestion, especially if stylistically or philosophically viewing the work in a different direction.
10. Send out to be read by potential people to edit. (and hopefully recommend.)
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The earliest book series I can remember my parents reading at bedtime was CS Lewis's Narnia chronicles. It has had a profound influence on my writing. I currently write YA Christian Fiction.
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Where to buy in print


Sean Sanborn in Thailand
A brief look at our ministry in Thailand

The Shaman Redemption
Hannah Kumdee introduces what life in a remote Karen hill tribe is like. Sean Sanborn explains the burning of a spirit altar and why the shaman asked for it to be done. The village of Hoi De Top is now growing 800 coffee plants that are intended to be sold fair trade.


Missionary Kid Chronicles
Join Chaz Stevens, a missionary kid in Chiang Mai Thailand, as he navigates supernatural adventures.


Missionary Kid Chronicles: The Naga Trilogy: Journey: A Supernatural Adventure
Series: Missionary Kid Chronicles, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,590. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
“Can your God stop a dragon?” Recently rescued orphan Katya begged Chaz to return to her isolated home village in Thailand. In this coming-of-age story, missionary kid, Chaz, must stop a Spirit Doctor from sacrificing a little girl to a Naga dragon. He might be able to tell the world if he can only survive the Journey.
Missionary Kid Chronicles: The Naga Trilogy: Rescue: A Supernatural Adventure
Series: Missionary Kid Chronicles, Book 1. You set the price! Words: 71,310. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Religious / Christian / Fantasy, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
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An ancient monster threatens the lives of villagers. Chaz, a missionary kid in Thailand, endangers everyone's lives when he rescues a child prostitute. Will he figure out God's plan in time? Or will he be too late?