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Mike Shel

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Mike was born in Detroit and raised in Dearborn, Michigan, oldest of three boys, the son of a firefighter and homemaker. He has practiced as a psychotherapist for over 25 years. He lives in Indianapolis, Indiana with his wife Tracy, son Leo, and dog Neko. Mike began freelancing for Paizo Publishing’s Pathfinder Roleplaying Game in 2010. He released his first novel, Aching God, in 2018. Its sequel, Sin Eater, followed in 2019. Idols Fall, released in 2021, is his third novel and completes the Iconoclasts trilogy. He is at work on his next novel, set in the same world, more than 200 years after the events of Iconoclasts. It is tentatively entitled West of the World and slated for a 2022 release.

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Sin Eater Approacheth

Howdy, all!

The sequel to my debut, 2018's Aching God (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...) is scheduled for release in two days: May 20.

Sin Eater (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4...) spends time in the heads of both Auric and his daughter Agnes, and answers many questions left dangling in AG.

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“We all have our failings, Gnaeus,” answered Auric. “Understanding one’s own is the measure of wisdom.”
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“Welcome pain, for it is sent to instruct the wise man.”
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“One measure of wisdom is to know, as we are moved around the board, what the game is about.”
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