Sean Padraic McCarthy’s short stories have been published in dozens of magazines and literary journals and anthologies including Glimmer Train, The Hopkins Review, Supernatural Tales, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Chiron Review, december, Surreal Nightmares, The Sewanee Review, Water~Stone Review, Disturbed Digest, On Fire, New Reader Magazine, Art from Art, Fifth Wednesday Journal, Confrontation, Bayou, Passsages North, and South Dakota Review among others. An eleven time top 25 Finalist for the Glimmer Train Fiction Open Award, his work has been cited in The Best American Short Stories 2015, and he was recently named a finalist for the Gertrude Stein Award in Fiction. He is a 2016 recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Artist Fellowship in Fiction Award. IN THE MIDST OF THE SEA is his first novel. A father of six, he lives in Plymouth, Massachusetts.