Hi, I’m Sean MacTira. Since you’re on my About page, lemme tell you a bit about me.
For the past 11 years, I’ve been a Counterintelligence Special Agent with the US Army, and got out as a Chief Warrant Officer. Essentially, we were responsible for finding, stopping, and/or exploiting terrorists or spies and all that that entails. One big thing I got from that experience is hundreds of hours of improv experience, where I had to be someone else – and really sell it. It also gave me a ton of life experience from living in combat zones, deserts, jungles, and various cities around the world, which is great for both acting and writing.
Prior to that, I spent a couple of decades in electronics – testing, troubleshooting, and repairing all sorts of RF, digital, and analog systems for aerospace and other industries.
Currently, I’m in the middle of writing my first novel as well as exploring an acting career – which is why this site is broken down the way it is – Acting and Writing. I’ll be posting what I learn about each and what I’m currently working on so that you can learn as I do.
I’m currently looking for projects to both build up an IMDB page as well as some video to put in some acting reels I can post on this site. If you need someone with military experience as an officer, and NCO, or just experience in combat zones and austere environments, I’m your guy. I live in the Phoenix, AZ area so it’s easier for me to work locally but my income isn’t location-based so I can travel to anywhere if the project warrants it.
When I was in Afghanistan, I started an emergency-preparedness blog to I could keep my mind off betting blown up while I sleep as well as start building a following who’d like to read the kind of novels I wanted to write. It’s become a very popular site now, and gets several million hits per year.
I’m currently writing a post-apocalyptic, dystopian, speculative fiction. Unlike most books in the genre, I decided to start 100 years after the collapse of society, where elements of society have rebuilt and are quite advanced, whereas others are still trying to recover. The story entails such topics as artificial intelligence, virtual reality, augmented reality, enslavement, the prison industrial complex, free will vs determinism, the ethics of manipulating sentient lives, and much more. Because I hate incongruence and want to create a story that is very possible, I’m doing a LOT of research in all these areas, and will post some of what I’ve found.
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