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Michael Shean
Michael Shean was born amongst the sleepy hills and coal mines of southern West Virginia in 1978. Taught to read by his parents at a very early age, he has had a great love of the written word since the very beginning of his life. Growing up, he was often plagued with feelings of isolation and... show more
Michael Shean was born amongst the sleepy hills and coal mines of southern West Virginia in 1978. Taught to read by his parents at a very early age, he has had a great love of the written word since the very beginning of his life. Growing up, he was often plagued with feelings of isolation and loneliness; he began writing off and on to help deflect this, though these themes are often explored in his work as a consequence. At the age of 16, Michael began to experience a chain of vivid nightmares that has continued to this day; it is from these aberrant dreams that he draws inspiration.In 2001 Michael left West Virginia to pursue a career in the tech industry, and he settled in the Washington, DC area as a web designer and graphic artist. As a result his writing was put aside and not revisited until five years later. In 2006 he met his wife, who urged him to pick up his writing once more. Several years of work and experimentation yielded the core of what would become his first novel, Shadow of a Dead Star (2011). Michael is currently signed with Curiosity Quills Press, who has overtaken publication of Shadow of a Dead Star and the other books of his Wonderland Cycle.
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Elder Park Book Reviews
Elder Park Book Reviews rated it 8 years ago
“Shadow of a dead star” is the first book in the “Wonderland cycle” series and it had me gripped on the first page. Set in a Cyberpunk future Seattle 2078- Michael Shean’s classic noir style of writing and flowing descriptions bring that dystopian world alive vividly. The author holds nothing back i...
Brainycat's Occaisonal Reviews
Brainycat's Occaisonal Reviews rated it 9 years ago
Brainycat's 5 "B"s:blood: 3boobs:2bombs:3bondage: 2blasphemy: 3I bought this book based on the reader reviews here at GR. In retrospect, I agree with most of the points that John Peters wrote on 27 April 2012. However, I would have liked to see a lot more sex and violence. I'm just that kind of read...
Kriss Morton - In the Loft of the Cabin Goddess
"...she had appeared like some kind of bizarre nymph that might have sprung from one of the dying trees."I love reading stories taking place from my home city, and even though I lived in a smaller city across the green waters of Puget Sound, Seattle is our Mecca, this Emerald City, our capital of Si...
Bookishly Me
Bookishly Me rated it 9 years ago
I absolutely loved the premise of this story and the story itself did not disapoint.Dan Grey works as a homicide detective and dreams of a big break (or a sexy case as he calls it) so he can get his Amber badge. And this happens when he gets three homicides in the same week. Working to solve these c...
The Book Diva's Reads
The Book Diva's Reads rated it 9 years ago
Dan Gray is a homicide detective. His job isn't glamorous but it does provide great perks as you move up the corporate ladder. Dan is currently a Tier 3 with a Blue Badge and he yearns for a case that will take him Tier 4 or 5 and garner an Amber Badge. Dan is all about the job. His partner, Brutus ...
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