Sean Beaudoin

Enough excellent writing to fill a large tube sock

My Books:

Anthologies

You can find stories and essays by Sean in the following anthologies:

 

The Weeklings: Revolution #1

The Weeklings Revolution #1A collection of the best essays from the first year of The Weeklings.

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Daddy Cool

Daddy CoolBeing a dad doesn’t mean you have to be a square. No one proves that more than the writers in Daddy Cool. Edited by Ben Tanzer, this anthology features over twenty dads writing for and about kids. This book is unlike any other, a treasure to share with the whole family, and to span your child’s entire life.

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Dear Teen Me

Dear Teen MeDear Teen Me includes advice from over 70 YA authors (including Lauren Oliver, Ellen Hopkins, and Nancy Holder, to name a few) to their teenage selves. The letters cover a wide range of topics, including physical abuse, body issues, bullying, friendship, love, and enough insecurities to fill an auditorium. So pick a page, and find out which of your favorite authors had a really bad first kiss? Who found true love at 18? Who wishes he’d had more fun in high school instead of studying so hard? Some authors write diary entries, some write letters, and a few graphic novelists turn their stories into visual art. And whether you hang out with the theater kids, the band geeks, the bad boys, the loners, the class presidents, the delinquents, the jocks, or the nerds, you’ll find friends—and a lot of familiar faces—in the course of Dear Teen Me.

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Hotel Angeline

Hotel angelineThirty-six of the most interesting writers in the Pacific Northwest came together for a week-long marathon of writing live on stage. The result? Hotel Angeline, a truly inventive novel that surprises at every turn of the page. Something is amiss at the Hotel Angeline, a rickety former mortuary perched atop Capitol Hill in rain-soaked Seattle. Fourteen-year-old Alexis Austin is fixing the plumbing, the tea, and all the problems of the world, it seems, in her landlady mother’s absence. The quirky tenants-a hilarious mix of misfits and rabble-rousers from days gone by-rely on Alexis all the more when they discover a plot to sell the Hotel. Can Alexis save their home? Find her real father? Deal with her surrogate dad’s dicey past? Find true love? Perhaps only their feisty pet crow, Habib, truly knows. Provoking interesting questions about the creative process, this novel is by turns funny, scary, witty, suspenseful, beautiful, thrilling, and unexpected. A Seattle7Writers project for literacy, this novel was written by Kathleen Alcalá, Matthew Amster-Burton, Kit Bakke, Erica Bauermeister, Sean Beaudoin, Dave Boling, Deb Caletti, Carol Cassella, William Dietrich, Robert Dugoni, Kevin Emerson, Karen Finneyfrock, Clyde Ford, Jamie Ford, Elizabeth George, Mary Guterson, Maria Dahvana Headley, Teri Hein, Stephanie Kallos, Erik Larson, David Lasky, Stacey Levine, Frances McCue, Jarret Middleton, Peter Mountford, Kevin O’Brien, Julia Quinn, Nancy Rawles, Suzanne Selfors, Jennie Shortridge, Ed Skoog, Garth Stein, Greg Stump, Indu Sundaresan, Craig Welch and Susan Wiggs. Foreword by Nancy Pearl. Introduction by Garth Stein.

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Writing Off Script

Writing Off Script: Writers on the Influence of Cinema

An e-anthology of essays by authors exploring the relationship between movies and their work. It has been edited by Dr. Cynthia Hawkins and all proceeds will go towards benefiting the JET 14 Program through the Joplin Schools Tornado Relief Fund.

Contributors to this engrossing anthology of work include Robin Antalek (The Summer We Fell Apart), Matthew Baldwin (of The Nervous Breakdown), Sean Beaudoin (You Killed Wesley Payne), Ernessa T. Carter (32 Candles), Richard Cox (Thomas World), Elizabeth Eslami (Bone Worship), actor/screenwriter/author D. R. Haney (Banned for Life), film composer and The Dewey Decimal System author Nathan Larson, independent documentary filmmaker Vernon Lott (Bad Writing), Nathaniel Missildine (nathanielmissildine.com), Greg Olear (Fathermucker), Neal Pollack (Stretch), Claude Clayton Smith (The Stratford Devil), and interviews with David Small (Stitches), Patrick deWitt (The Sisters Brothers), Teddy Wayne (Kapitoil), and publisher Simon Smithson.

Included in Writing Off Script is a special section for educators looking for effective ways to extend film to the creative writing and literature classrooms with creative writing prompts and exercises (inspired by the essays in the collection) and additional essays by Assistant Professor of English and North American Review Associate Editor Dr. J. D. Schraffenberger, Director of Writing and Literature at the Borough of Manhattan Community College Dr. Geoff Klock, and Associate Director of First-Year Writing at Binghamton University Dr. Kristi Murray Costello.

The anthology covers writers who learned to get better by going to film school, writers who learned how to craft compelling characters by watching actors up on the silver screen, and writers who found their lives indelibly touched by the magic of cinema. This collection is a must-have for students of literature and film alike, as well as fans of good writing.

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