Sean Patrick Hazlett

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Sean Patrick Hazlett originally hails from Wilmington, Delaware. He is an Army veteran, technologist, finance executive, and speculative fiction author living and working in the San Francisco Bay area. A winner of the Writers of the Future Contest, nearly forty of his stories have appeared in publications such as The Year's Best Military and Adventure SF: Volume 4, Year’s Best Hardcore Horror Volume 3, Terraform, Galaxy's Edge, Writers of the Future, Grimdark Magazine, and Abyss & Apex, among others. He has published over a hundred research reports on clean energy, semiconductors, and enterprise software including Wall Street's first comprehensive market analysis of opportunities in the smart grid, which was cited twice in The Economist. His work has also appeared in Harvard Business School case studies and Armor Magazine. Before working in finance and technology, Sean was a research associate at the Harvard-Stanford Preventive Defense Project where he worked on energy security issues that included the United States-India Strategic Partnership and policy options for containing Iran's nuclear weapons program. He won the 2006 Policy Analysis Exercise Award at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government for his work on policy solutions to Iran's nuclear weapons program under the tutelage of future Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter. Sean also spent time at Booz Allen Hamilton as an intelligence analyst focusing on strategic war games and simulations for the Pentagon. Before graduate school, Sean was a cavalry officer in the United States Army where he trained American forces for combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan at the National Training Center and became an expert on Soviet armored doctrine and tactics. Sean holds a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School, a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and bachelor's degrees in History and Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He is a CFA charter holder. Sean is an active member of the Horror Writers Association and Codex Writers’ Group.