Author Archives: Sean Patrick Hazlett

About Sean Patrick Hazlett

Conservative clean energy crusader, national security hawk, financial analyst, engineer, and former military officer.

A Review of the July / August 2014 Issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

If you’re not one of my regular readers, you’re probably wondering why The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction routed you to a website called “Reflections of a Rational Republican” for a review of its recent July/August 2014 issue. Be … Continue reading

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Remembering Jay on Memorial Day 2014

Every Memorial Day, I honor the sacrifice of my friend, Jay. As the world changes and the years fade, it is important that we never forget those who have selflessly sacrificed their lives in the service of our country. Jay exemplifies … Continue reading

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My Seventh Published Short Story Is Now Live

I’m happy to announce that my story, “Enemy Allies”, is now posted on Fictionvale. You can find it here. Enjoy!

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My Sixth Published Short Story Is Now Live

I’m happy to announce that my story, “The Witchwood Whispers” is now posted on Mad Scientist Journal. You can find it here. Enjoy!

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Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest Update: Second Round

I recently posted that I had entered my first novel in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest. Today, I am very happy to announce that, based on my pitch, my entry is one of the top 20% of entries to advance … Continue reading

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Why I Entered the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest

Recently, I entered my first novel in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest, which Amazon has hosted for the past seven years. The contest allows a total of up to 10,000 entries for novels of between 50,000 to 125,000 words in five … Continue reading

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Top 10 Predictions for 2013: Results

Three years ago, I started this blog with my top 10 predictions for 2011. I also polled readers on these same predictions. At the end of the year, my accuracy rate was 40%, while my readers were right 50% of … Continue reading

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My Fifth Published Short Story Is Now Live

I’m happy to announce that my story, “Shooting Stars and Schadenfreude” is now posted on Mad Scientist Journal. You can find it here. Enjoy!

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Tank Research

I’d been thinking about writing a novel based on a short story I’d written late last year and recently just sold to Fictionvale Magazine this past November. Over the past month, I’ve used National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) as a … Continue reading

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Three More Short Fiction Sales to Fictionvale Magazine and Mad Scientist Journal

I’m very pleased to announce that I’ve sold three more short stories to Fictionvale Magazine and Mad Scientist Journal  over the last several months. “Enemy Allies” marks my first sale to Fictionvale Magazine, while “Shooting Stars and Schadenfreude” and “The Witchwood Whispers” … Continue reading

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