Curiosity Quills Press Signs Author Michael Shean for 3-Book Deal

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Michael Shean brings Shadow of a Dead Star, Redeye, and a heretofore untitled third novel in the Wonderland trilogy to Curiosity Quills Press readers.

The Wonderland Cycle is coming to Curiosity Quills as hard-hitting dark sci-fi author Michael Shean ushers forth his soon-to-be re-released Shadow of a Dead Star, its sequel, Redeye, and a heretofore untitled third novel to the trilogy.

Simultaneously, Michael Shean’s new serialized cyberpunk noir, Bone Wires (, has begun its official serialization through Curiosity Quills Press.

“Having the Wonderland Cycle trilogy on board means a huge deal to us,” says Curiosity Quills Press Marketing Director Lisa Gus. “Being a huge fan of Shadow of a Dead Star, we hope to share the joy with our fellow readers. The CQ team will do their darndest to give Michael Shean’s work the visibility it deserves. Fans of dark, cyberpunk-tinged science fiction won’t want to miss this!”

Originally released on Amazon in June, 2011, the first Wonderland Cycle book, Shadows of a Dead Star, enjoyed a positive and enthusiastic response from readers and reviewers alike.

"Bone Wires carries on the tale of life, death, and corruption in 2078 Seattle from the perspective of a Civil Protection officer, Daniel Gray," explains Lisa Gus, "and Michael Shean will share his creation first-hand with Curiosity Quills readers. Each month, three new chapters will be revealed, walking the reader down the mysterious Spine Thief’s gruesome path of destruction, and picking up pieces of the puzzle along with Detective Gray."

About Michael Shean:

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.

His work is extensively character-driven, but also focuses on building engaging worlds in which those characters interact. His influences include H.P. Lovecraft, William Gibson, Cormac McCarthy, Philip K. Dick, and Clark Ashton Smith.

About Curiosity Quills Press:

Curiosity Quills Press (, launched in June, 2011 by writers, for writers, out of a common frustration with the state of publishing today. Instead of relying on readers to sift through the so-called "Kindle slush-pile", CQ presents a uniformly top-notch level of quality, tastefully curated, hard-hitting storylines, and memorable characters readers won’t forget amidst their e-book downloading sprees.

It’s hard to stand out from the crowd when it’s millions large, but Curiosity Quills Press helps level the playing field through its members’ innovative social media approach, a transparent culture, and a deeply passionate team.


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