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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. He settled in the Washington, DC area as a web designer and graphic artist. As a r...more

Hello hello! Given that I’m elbows-deep in working on the last book of the Wonderland Cycle, a task which is proving extremely time-consuming (it’s going to be a huge book, and there’s a lot of work ahead of me yet,) … Continue reading →
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Average rating: 4.13 · 210 ratings · 81 reviews · 6 distinct works · Similar authors
Shadow of a Dead Star  (The...
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 107 ratings — published 2011 — 8 editions
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Bone Wires
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message 5: by Michael (last edited Jan 16, 2013 11:31AM)

Michael Shean Hey, no trouble. I saw the other day that you had my book 'Bone Wires' under your 'Desperately Wanted' shelf. Which, you know, humbles me to see. :D If that's still the case, and you'd like to review it on your blog, I'd be happy to send you an ebook copy for you to read.

Also: Golden Book Bunny is Best Bunny. No doubt. :D

message 4: by Nenia

Nenia Campbell Oh! I read I Am a Bunny when I was a kid too. It was sooooo cute.

Thanks for the friend request!

Michael Shean Yep! Bone Wires is set for a concurrent print and digital release on 7.19 at the very least. Looking forward to seeing what you think of it.

message 2: by Chris

Chris Wanted to know is the new book was going to be a digital copy soon. I travel so carry books can be a little too much.

Sangria Thanks for your friendship, Michael! :)

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