About Shawn Michael Maldonado
Shawn Michael Maldonado is a scribe, screenwriter, novelist, poet, artist, blogger and a creator who has an inquisitive and curious nature. As an avid storyteller, he practices the creative arts of character, theme, drama, comedy, information, plot, dynamics and language. With a bachelor of fine arts in screenwriting from the University of Southern California, Shawn is well versed in the techniques of writing prose. He has written a number of features, specs, and pilots in almost every genre.
Born and raised in Southern California, Shawn comes from a long line of native people of this land, so his rare gifts stem from the oral history of the Yaqui. As someone of multiracial background, Shawn also stems from Irish and German heritage, his genetic variation key to his unique perspective on life. That diversity pushes him into bridging gaps in a polarized world through art and creation. The American culture Shawn was raised in was that of ideals and hope. These values are still important to him.
Shawn’s interests range from the culinary arts to the horticultural realms of his green thumb. With a Latin flavor, he finds great joy in taking the dance floor. Personal growth, development, and ever adapting to the unpredictable world are what drive him. There is no problem too big or too small that he won’t face with unflinching tenacity. His main goal in life is to help others, which he finds much more pleasurable than helping himself. This is sometimes why he must course correct and remember that if he helps himself, he is better equipped to help others. Shawn also loves to play and joke around, which also shows up in his writing.
There are a number of unfinished projects that give Shawn hope for the future, as his ability to plan and execute his ideas is without question. These involve children’s books, animated shows, films, toys, music, artwork, furniture, costumes, décor, and design in so many disciplines. There are so many things to do in this life, and Shawn plans on tackling as many as he can.