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 current fiancee, 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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Alas!  But now I have two ladies on my list, and this is never a bad thing.
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Stories by Michael Shean
Razor Child by MichaelShean
Razor Child Science Fiction
Late one winter night, a party among wealthy university students seems just about over – but a member of Seattle’s ganglife brings new and horrible excitement to the remaining guests. Companion fiction to the nove...
Anatomy of a Princess by MichaelShean
Anatomy of a Princess Science Fiction
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The Last American Mortal by MichaelShean
The Last American Mortal Science Fiction
William Bandy has lived like a prisoner in the Red City, and he has seen it rise from the ashes of Los Angeles like a great and bloody phoenix under the command of new and monstrous vampiric lords. Kept alive agai...