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S. W. Hammond

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S. W. Hammond
Hammond at Colorado Springs Comic Con in 2018
Hammond at Colorado Springs Comic Con in 2018
BornSean William Hammond
(1983-05-17) May 17, 1983 (age 37)
Thornton, Colorado, U.S.
OccupationAuthor
LanguageEnglish
NationalityAmerican
Alma materUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas
GenreMythology, Science Fiction, Drama
Notable works
  • The Final Book: Gods
Years active2004–present
Website
swhammond.com

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Sean William Hammond (born May 17, 1983) is an American author known for fiction, mythology, science fiction, and drama novels. Hammond has also published a nonfiction coffee table book of articles and essays.

Life and career[edit]

Hammond was born in Thornton, Colorado. An only child, his father, George Hammond, works in residential construction and his mother, Jean Hammond, is a homemaker. As a child, Hammond and his family moved across the country four times, residing in Colorado, Maine, California, and Utah. As an adult, Hammond has also lived in Arizona and Nevada. He currently lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.[1].

Spending his formative years in Utah, Hammond graduated from Tooele High School in 2001. In 2018, Hammond graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a B.A. in Philosophy[2].

In 2002, Hammond suffered a severe broken ankle during a recreation softball game. The injury developed complications and required eight surgeries, causing him to use crutches for over two years. Nearly losing life and limb, Hammond's left ankle is now fused and he considers the experience to be a pivotal moment in his young life[3].

Music industry[edit]

In 2006, while attending the University of Colorado Denver pursuing a B.A. in Music Industry Business, Hammond was hired by Sony Music as a College Marketing Representative[4][5]. Prior to this he was an avid street teamer for several indie bands and booked and promoted small punk rock shows. In 2007, Hammond worked the western leg of the Vans Warped Tour promoting for Sony Music. In 2008, Hammond was officially hired by Warped Tour as a Senior Tour Manager[6][7] for its North American leg. Hammond left CU Denver prior to graduating to pursue opportunities in the music industry. He contributed to the recording of 4 LP and 12 EP albums. Hammond continued to manage and consult several regional rock bands until he left the music industry in 2011.

Baseball[edit]

In 2012, Hammond began working as a Fields Manager at Tempe Diablo Stadium, the Spring Training home of the Los Angeles Angels[8][9]. Upon the stadium sound engineer unexpectedly not arriving for work on game-day, Hammond stepped into the role and conducted all of the stadium audio for MLB games. He also became the stadium P.A. announcer for special events and the voice of Tempe Angels, the Arizona League affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels.

Later in 2012, Hammond was hired by Major League Baseball as Operations Manager for the Arizona Fall League Surprise Saguaros[10][11]. In 2013 he was hired by the Kansas City Royals to assist in the MLB Draft and work as an equipment assistant at their minor league headquarters in Surprise, Arizona[12]. In 2014, Hammond was hired by MLB's Office of the Commissioner as a Marketing Coordinator, MiLB Initiates & Special Projects[13][14]. Hammond officially left MLB in 2016 but continues to be a consultant for the Arizona Fall League.

Writing[edit]

At the age of 16, Hammond was first published in Surfer magazine. He wrote a letter to the editor and won Letter of the Month, earning him free custom surfboard[15]. Hammond has also contributed concert and album reviews to many defunct music zines, provided freelance travel and event articles to local newspapers, and lent technical expertise articles to new media websites[16][17].

In 2016, Hammond released his first book. The Mixtape Manifesto: A Pop Culture Confessional is a compilation of his articles and essays accompanied by photography and graphic design set within a coffee table book[18][19][20][21]. The book chronicles Hammond's time in the music industry, contrasting life and relationships against pop culture[22][23]. The book has received mixed reviews, some readers praising the irony and reminiscing along with the pop culture references, others finding Hammond and his memoirs insufferable[24].

In 2017, Hammond released his first visionary fiction[25] / mythology novel, The Final Book: Gods[26][27]. The novel takes a nontraditional approach to God and creation. It looks at humanity as a whole, inspired by a variety of beliefs and cultures to tell a story of our future[28]. The Final Book: Gods calls upon Greek, Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Norse, Indian, Chinese, Polynesian, and Native American gods and mythology, and contrasts that against Abrahamic (Christian, Jewish, Muslim) traditions and history. Rooted in philosophy, this novel doesn’t shy away from the troubles religion has caused humanity, however it remains optimistic of spirituality[29]. Set in three periods–present day, the 1960s, and ancient Mesopotamia–this modern epic blends human history, ruthless mythology, science fiction, and the supernatural to tell a love story of the future[30][31]. The novel has been widely praised for being well written and staying true to its mythological counterparts[32][33]. In 2019, Fupping named the novel one of "The 37 Best Books To Learn About God"[34]. Some criticism has been given due to its complex story and controversial religious themes[35].

Hammond has announced that he is currently working on a new adult / drama novel titled The Ballad of Stevie Pearl[36][37]. The release date is not yet known.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Robocalypse (2010)
  • The Mixtape Manifesto: A Pop Culture Confessional (2016)
  • The Final Book: Gods (2017)

Online presence[edit]

SW Hammond is the creator and host of the User Illusion podcast[38][39]. His official website is active with new articles and essays covering philosophy, societal issues, pop culture, and memoirs.

References[edit]

  1. CAL Membership. "Colorado Authors' League Member Directory, SW Hammond". Colorado Authors' League. Retrieved July 26, 2019.
  2. UNLV Alumni (May 12, 2018). "UNLV Alumni Directory". UNLV Alumni. Retrieved July 26, 2019.
  3. Hammond, SW (August 23, 2016). "Time Capsule". In Gottfried, Susan. The Mixtape Manifesto: A Pop Culture Confessional (1 ed.). Las Vegas, NV: Surf Star Media. p. 72. ISBN 978-0-9962854-1-4. Retrieved July 26, 2019. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  4. Hammond, SW (August 23, 2016). "About The Author". In Gottfried, Susan. The Mixtape Manifesto: A Pop Culture Confessional (1 ed.). Las Vegas, NV: Surf Star Media. p. 90. ISBN 978-0-9962854-1-4. Retrieved July 26, 2019. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  5. Hammond, Sean. "Experience". Linkedin. Retrieved July 26, 2019.
  6. Hammond, SW. "Gardening, Not Architecture - Sarah Saturday - Warped Tour - E3 User Illusion". YouTube. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  7. Hammond, Sean. "Experience". LinkedIn. Retrieved July 26, 2019.
  8. Hammond, Sean. "Experience". Linkedin. Retrieved July 26, 2019.
  9. Hammond, SW (March 14, 2014). "Sabbatical". swhammond.com. Retrieved July 26, 2019.
  10. Jensen, Paul (September 24, 2012). "Q&A". In Evans, Sarah; Higgins, Dylan; Rowan, Nathan. Arizona Fall League 2012 Information Guide (1 ed.). Scottsdale, AZ: Major League Baseball, Arizona Fall League, Communications Department. p. 5. Retrieved October 1, 2019. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  11. Jensen, Paul (September 24, 2012). "2012 AFL Staff". In Evans, Sarah; Higgins, Dylan; Rowan, Nathan. Arizona Fall League 2012 Fan Guide (1 ed.). Scottsdale, AZ: Major League Baseball, Arizona Fall League, Communications Department. p. 3. Retrieved October 1, 2019. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  12. Hammond, Sean. "Experience". Linkedin. Retrieved July 26, 2019.
  13. Jensen, Paul (September 27, 2012). "Q&A". In Higgins, Dylan. Arizona Fall League 2014 Information Guide (1 ed.). Scottsdale, AZ: Major League Baseball, Arizona Fall League, Communications Department. p. 5. Retrieved October 1, 2019. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  14. Jensen, Paul (September 27, 2012). "2014 AFL Staff". In Higgins, Dylan. Arizona Fall League 2014 Fan Guide (1 ed.). Scottsdale, AZ: Major League Baseball, Arizona Fall League, Communications Department. p. 3. Retrieved October 1, 2019. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  15. Hammond, Sean; Barilotti, Steve (2000). "Post". SURFER Magazine. emap USA. 41 (6): 36. Retrieved July 26, 2019.
  16. Sean Hammond (May 1, 2014). "Using Schemas to Improve Content Visibility in Search Results". SitePoint. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  17. Sean Hammond (February 14, 2014). "Copyright 101: The 10 Things to Know About Using Imagery". SitePoint. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  18. Surf Star Media (April 7, 2016). "Music Industry Professional SW Hammond Releases Debut Tell-All". Surf Star Media. Retrieved July 26, 2019.
  19. HUD (July 10, 2016). "The Mixtape Manifesto". swhammond.com. Retrieved July 26, 2019.
  20. Apple Books (April 6, 2015). Apple Books Preview – The Mixtape Manifesto: A Pop Culture Confessional. Apple Books. Retrieved July 26, 2019. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  21. Amazon (August 23, 2016). "The Mixtape Manifesto: A Pop Culture Confessional". Amazon. Retrieved July 26, 2019.
  22. Gillian Felix (August 16, 2016). "Love and The Mixtape Manifesto". Plain Talk BM. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  23. Jadis Shaw (August 26, 2016). "The Mixtape Manifesto: A Pop Culture Confessional by SW Hammond #Interview". Juniper Grove. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  24. Goodreads (August 23, 2016). "The Mixtape Manifesto: A Pop Culture Confessional". Goodreads. Retrieved July 27, 2019.
  25. Visionary Fiction Alliance. "Visionary Fiction Database". Visionary Fiction Alliance. Retrieved July 26, 2019.
  26. Surf Star Media (April 17, 2017). "Be The Catalyst!! – The Final Book: Gods by SW Hammond". Surf Star Media. Retrieved July 26, 2019.
  27. Apple Books (June 13, 2017). Apple Book Preview – The Final Book: Gods. Apple Books. Retrieved July 26, 2019. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  28. Darcia Helle (April 13, 2017). "Cover Reveal – The Final Book: GODS by SW Hammond". Quiet Fury Books. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  29. James Kelly (February 2, 2018). "Aspects of Writing - Writing With The Human Condition In Mind". iHeartRadio. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  30. Amazon (May 16, 2017). The Final Book: Gods. ISBN 978-0996285445. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  31. Kristy Centeno (April 14, 2017). "Cover reveal for The Final Book: Gods by SW Hammond". BooksByCenteno.com. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  32. Sean Byrne (June 14, 2017). "Book Review: The Final Book: Gods by S.W. Hammond". Geek Ireland. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  33. Cox, James A. (2017). "Small Press Book Watch". Midwest Book Review. 16 (9): The Fantasy/SciFi Shelf. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  34. Zak Parker. "The 37 Best Books To Learn About God". Fupping. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  35. NetGalley (June 13, 2017). "The Final Book: Gods – Member Reviews". NetGalley. Retrieved July 27, 2019.
  36. Hammond, SW (September 10, 2019). "The Ballad of Stevie Pearl – SW Hammond's Upcoming Novel". swhammond.com. Retrieved September 16, 2019.
  37. Hammond, SW (September 26, 2018). "The Ballad of Stevie Pearl Book Announcement". swhammond.com. Retrieved July 26, 2019.
  38. Hammond, SW (July 15, 2019). "User Illusion with SW Hammond". swhammond.com. Retrieved July 26, 2019.
  39. YouTube (February 29, 2016). "SW Hammond Channel". YouTube. Retrieved July 26, 2019.

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