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S. B. Sebrick
Sometimes, the worst monsters you face are already dead
Sometimes, the worst monsters you face are already dead
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A new series unfolds, in the form of my latest novel, 'The First Strain.'

"The day Trevian's ex-girlfriend also became his sister-in-law, he did not take the news very well. He could have painted on a fake smile and accepted the brotherly mantle of best man. Instead, Trevian retrieved his dad's antique katana, and settled things the old fashioned way.
However, once the dead are actively hunting down the living, a bit of the 'old fashioned way' might be just what the world needs right now.
If only the path to safely didn't lay smack in the middle of the worst possible place for Trevian to go.
Back home."

Click the link below to purchase your own copy from your favorite retailer.
http://ow.ly/BKy6301db5E
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Cole opened his present. He found a nightmare.

Hi there, my fellow readers. Enjoy this new short story, designed to put a chill into your Christmas spirit. Have a wonderful weekend and I will be back with another Creepy Pasta next Friday. See you soon, everyone.

The 'First Years of Fear' short story collection coming soon to electronic and paperback bookshelves in June 2016.

Stay tuned for my next apocalyptic novel, 'The First Strain', coming in July 2016.
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Cole opened his present. He found a nightmare.

Hi there, my fellow readers. Enjoy this new short story, designed to put a chill into your Christmas spirit. Have a wonderful weekend and I will be back with another Creepy Pasta next Friday. See you soon, everyone.

The 'First Years of Fear' short story collection coming soon to electronic and paperback bookshelves in June 2016.
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I had a wonderful time at RadCon last weekend, out in Pasco, Washington. This fantasy and science fiction convention has always been vital source of information about the writing and publishing industries, and this year's professionals did not disappoint. Mike Shepard and Kaye Thornbrugh had particularly useful information about promotion and pricing. They are both working on series in the young adult genre, like me. I'll know within the next couple months how effective those changes are in my own publishing efforts. Fingers crossed!

Sitting on those panels and meeting so many talented people is a lot like drinking from a firehose. There's so much to learn and you just pray you don't run out of buckets, or in my case, notebook paper. I sat on a 'Medieval Weapons in Fantasy' panel with a number of history buffs, martial arts enthusiasts and soldiers. There's no better research about a topic, than someone who has already experienced it for themselves.

My girlfriend, Sarah, attended RadCon with me. She has a health and fitness YouTube channel as Lady Luna and is currently working on her first novel and a collection of short stories. There's nothing better than spending Valentine's Day weekend with a fellow writer. She was even kind enough to take notes during the panels I spoke at. There just isn't time to record the 'good stuff' when you're trying to keep up with the conversations on the panel, so she really saved my bacon right there.

There were a couple other interesting panels I participated in (as a regular joe, not a speaker). The Viking food and cooking presentation really helped me better understand the economics behind various diets in the Middle Ages, which will definitely be useful in my next fantasy novel.

There was an aikido demonstration (samurai martial arts) which was illuminating to me. I've been studying Krav Maga (Israeli street fighting) off and on for the last couple years, so the contrast between what combat training was like in Medieval Japan and nowadays was pretty different. Samurai do everything in wide, sweeping motions and Krav Maga fighters work in straight lines. That's the simplest way to put it, at least.

All-in-all, a great weekend. Now I've got to roll up my sleeves and get back to the next project. Have a great week everyone, I'll be in touch later.
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Some of the most athletic people I've ever seen. Some are very skilled gymnasts, but others... These are the kinds of things you can only learn outside of school. I'm getting some interesting story ideas just from watching these people do their thing!

http://ow.ly/XsxJ3
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For anyone living in the Tri-Cities area of Washington State, I will be attending Radcon (a science fiction and fantasy convention) from February 12th to the 14th as a Panelist. It will be held at the Red Lion Inn in Pasco, Washington. I will be speaking, alongside a handful of other professional writers, on the topics of Weaponry in Fantasy, Using a 'hook' to sell a novel and reviewing the best writing advice I was every given. With a little luck, perhaps I'll see some of you there! http://ow.ly/XBiME
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New six word memoir. "Insomnia, a rare source of productivity." Stop by the link below for the backstory. Hang in there guys, only two more days until the weekend!

http://ow.ly/XjgAm
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This would be such a fun trick to pull on someone :) Particularly if they just watched Jurassic World.
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A great tool for writers. Plenty of ways to make sure your villains aren't cliche. A couple are pretty funny!
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Lightsabers and Portal Guns... Awesome video. I think my inner gamer can die happily now :)

http://ow.ly/WGASo
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