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Sean Ellis combines his love of science and the outdoors with real-world military experiences in more than 40 thrilling adventure novels.
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Sean Ellis is the author of more than forty action-adventure novels. He is a military veteran, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Natural Resource Policy. He currently resides in Arizona, where he divides his time between writing, adventure sports, and trying to figure out how to save the world.
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Sean Ellis has authored and co-authored more than forty action-adventure novels, including the Nick Kismet adventures, the Jack Sigler/Chess Team series with Jeremy Robinson, and the Jade Ihara adventures with David Wood. He served with the Army National Guard in Afghanistan and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources Policy from Oregon State University. Sean is also a member of the International Thriller Writers organization. He currently resides in Arizona, where he divides his time between writing, adventure sports, and trying to figure out how to save the world.
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Sean Ellis was born and raised on the Oregon coast where he developed his love for adventure at an early age, both in the pages of fiction, with the Hardy Boys and Tom Swift, and in the real world, blazing trails through acres of blackberry brambles and building ill-fated scrap-wood rafts to float on the Siletz River. The desire to write adventure stories soon followed.
Inspired by the professional authors who not only wrote about, but lived the adventures in their books, Sean sought out adventures wherever he could find them—hiking in the Pacific Northwest, exploring caves in New Mexico, roaming the streets and subways of New York City, searching for Mayan ruins in Honduras, surfing, snowboarding, mountain biking, and participating in multi-sport adventure races. His first published novel, Magic Mirror (2005), draws heavily on many of these experiences.
In 2003, Sean joined the Army National Guard and participated in the relief effort following Hurricane Katrina. In 2006, he was deployed with his infantry unit to Afghanistan, driving all over the country and providing convoy security. During that deployment, he signed a contract for his second novel, The Shroud of Heaven, the first book of the Nick Kismet series, which was published as an ebook in 2008.