Sean Michael Hayes was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada. In his younger years he was a professional skateboarder and broke lots of bones. This is what brought him to America, the skateboarding not the broken bones, where he now lives part-time in Encinitas, CA. He likes to head out into the world on solo backpacking adventures, and when he’s not coaching today’s top professional skateboarders he’s doing something like diving with great white sharks in South Africa or living with a shaman in the Peruvian Jungle. In the last 18 months he has traveled to Spain, South Africa, Thailand, Peru, and about a dozen more countries. This diverse social and cultural understanding is the foundation for his dynamic and thoughtful literature. His experience with travel, elite sports, global marketing, and social media; have all complimented his transition into a breakthrough indie author. Sean’s is currently backpacking and working on his soon to be released second book I Killed A Black Dog.