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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


-- Blog -- http://www.verbmall.blogspot.com
-- Website -- http://seniors.tcnet.org
-- Michael Sheehan on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=michael+sheehan


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 [http://www.wtcmradio.com www.wtcmradio.com].Mike also maintains a blog about language at [http://www.verbmall.blogspot.com www.verbmall.blogspot.com]. 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.


Published Works

    More Words to the Wise, Arbutus Press, 2008The Word Parts Dictionary: Standard and Revers Listings of Prefixes, Suffixes, Roots and Combining forms, 2nd edition, McFarland & Co., 2008On the Lamb in a Doggy Dog World: At Play with the English Language, Arbutus Press, 2006Words to the Wise: A Lighthearted Look at the English Language, Arbutus Press, 2004The Word Parts Dictionary: Standard and Reverse Listings of Prefixes, Suffixes, Roots and Combining Forms, McFarland & Co, 2000Words! A Vocabulary Power Workbook, Harcourt Brace, 1996Handbook For Basic Writers, Prentice-Hall, 1991Workbook For Basic Writers, Prentice-Hall, 1991The Cry of the Jackal, Avalon Books, 1991In The Shadow of the Bear, Avalon Books, 1990


Selected Titles At Your Library

More words to the wise :
ISBN: 193392618X. OCLC Number:

Arbutus Press,. Traverse City, Mich. :. 2009.

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

Arbutus Press,. Traverse City, Mich. :. 2006.

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

Arbutus Press,. Traverse City, Mich. :. ©2004.

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

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

Harcourt Brace College Publishers,. Fort Worth :. ©1996.

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

Prentice-Hall International,. London :. ©1991.

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

Prentice-Hall International,. London :. ©1991.

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

Avalon Books,. New York :. ©1990.


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