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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Michael Sheehan  

Pen Name: Michael J. Sheehan

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult; Young Adult;

Born: in

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Illinois Connection

Mr. Sheehan taught for twenty-six years at the City Colleges of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Sheehan retired from the City Colleges of Chicago in 1994 after teaching in the English Department at Olive-Harvey College for 26 years. In his spare time he is a writer, and he does a weekly guest stint on Tuesday mornings on AM 580, WTCM which servs the Grand Traverse, Michigan area. The show is called ''Words to the Wise'', and it covers the joys and vicissitudes of the English language. The program can also be heard in streaming audio and podcast by going to [].Mike also maintains a blog about language at []. It covers the same issues as his weekly radio program: word and phrase origins, punctuation concerns, verb and pronoun agreement, historical aspects of English, and many other items of concern to writers and readers.Sheehan currently resides in Leelanau County, Michigan.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

In the shadow of the bear /
ISBN: 0803488386. OCLC Number: 22302744

Avalon Books,. .

More words to the wise :
ISBN: 9781933926186. OCLC Number: 276771418

Arbutus Press,. .

On the lamb in a doggy dog world :
ISBN: 0976610493. OCLC Number: 68192324

Arbutus Press,. .

The cry of the jackal
ISBN: 0803488793. OCLC Number: 23664879

Avalon Books,. .

Word parts dictionary :
ISBN: 9780786435647. OCLC Number: 187302661

McFarland & Co.,. .

This updated version is still the only complete resource on the market for finding word parts needed to express a concept. The purpose of this dictionary is to provide convenient word parts to those who may be interested in inventing or deciphering words bearing an established and embedded meaning--Provided by publisher.

Words to the wise :
ISBN: 096653168X. OCLC Number: 54972934

Arbutus Press,. .

Questions and Answers about use of the English language written with humor, precision, and clarity.

Words! a vocabulary power workbook /
ISBN: 0155025708. OCLC Number: 34886783

Harcourt Brace College Publishers,. .

Workbook for basic writers /
ISBN: 0133819485. OCLC Number: 27217188

Prentice-Hall International,. .