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Michael Sheehan

Born: in
Pen Name: Michael J. Sheehan

Connection to Illinois: Mr. Sheehan taught for twenty-six years at the City Colleges of Chicago.

Biography: 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.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction; Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers; Young adult readers

Michael Sheehan on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

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

Avalon Books, New York : ©1990.

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

Arbutus Press, Traverse City, Mich. : 2009.

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

Arbutus Press, Traverse City, Mich. : 2006.

  The cry of the jackal
ISBN: 0803488793 OCLC: 23664879

Avalon Books, New York : ©1991.

Word parts dictionary :
ISBN: 9780786435647 OCLC: 187302661

McFarland & Co., Jefferson, N.C. : ©2008.

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: 54972934

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: 34886783

Harcourt Brace College Publishers, Fort Worth : ©1996.

  Workbook for basic writers /
ISBN: 0133819485 OCLC: 27217188

Prentice-Hall International, London : ©1991.