Sean Sweeney drops by today to give us some background on his contribution to The Demonologia Biblica.
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This is my second foray into Dean M. Drinkel’s anthological (is that a word? If not, I just made up a new word! Someone get Webster’s on the phone) expeditions. He talked this one up quite a bit, and I was a little late to the party. My story, U is for Uphir, deals with a demon that just happens to be the head of Hell’s HMO. Medical care is a hot issue here in the States, so I tried, as I always do, to have a funny take on something so serious. It’s a quickie story.
Dean and I go back a few years: we connected through fellow author Steven Savile. Both Steve and Dean are Tottenham Hotspur (English football) supporters, while I support their archrivals, Arsenal (and that’s 18 consecutive seasons of Arsenal finishing above Spurs, if you’re keeping count at home… I love St. Totteringham’s Day). We find it funny that a pair of people with such differing opinions about football can work together. 🙂
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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 reading boost with John Grisham novels and the Star Wars Expanded Universe in the 1990s. 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. Since then, Sean has written sixteen novels along with a handful of novellas and short stories.
When he is not writing, he enjoys playing golf, reading, watching movies, enjoying the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, New England Revolution, Arsenal F.C., and the Gold Coast F.C.
Sean lives in Bolton, Massachusetts with his girlfriend, Jennifer, and their three horses–J.R., Alex, and Cheesi–as well as their five cats, Ziggy Puff, Diva, Squeaky, Spooky, and the BatCat, and a floppy-eared bunny named Willow.