Sean Hillen is a published author, including non-fiction books on journalism and media training and a light-hearted, intra-country travelogue entitled ‘Digging for Dracula.’

Pretty Ugly by Sean Hillen, Sean Hillen authorSean’s latest book is a contemporary novel entitled ‘Pretty Ugly.’ Published this year, it deals with a growing health concern in the US today – the use of nano-particles in everyday cosmetics, their potential danger as they migrate within the human body and the almost complete lack of government regulation governing their ever-increasing use.

Pretty Ugly’ transforms a modern-day medical controversy into fiction form by focusing on the challenges facing an unlikely trio – a supermodel, a skin specialist and a struggling newspaper reporter – as they lift the veil of secrecy on a powerful cosmetics company intent on concealing the health hazards from toxic ingredients in its products. Ironically, in this case, the danger is concealed inside a simple concealer – nano-particles so small they invade nerve and blood cells causing untold damage to users.