Author Archives: Matthew Shean

About Matthew Shean

Matthew Shean is the author of several forthcoming novels and myriad short stories. He received his Ph.D. from the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences in New York, NY, and spent 20 years as a research scientist throughout the northeastern United States. He now lives in Long Island (against his will), with his loving family and disdainful cats.

Another Sale! Salamanders! Door-Amputations!

I’ve been sitting on the details of this news since December 2nd – but I can finally announce that I’ve sold a second story! The story, coming out next month in Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, is titled “Super … Continue reading

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Rewriting

Writing is hard. It’s not tarring-a-roof-in-a-Georgia-summer hard, not digging-ditches-and-shifting-concrete hard, but doing it right isn’t exactly easy, either.  But it’s also fun and incredibly rewarding.  There is no better feeling than Having Written.  That’s right, I said no better feeling. … Continue reading

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My Very First Review!

Greetings! It’s been quiet here at Here I Go since I had the honor to attend Odyssey – just one post since to announce the publication of my first story. Today we have another first!  My first review! Black Gate … Continue reading

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Now Available: Lazarus Risen (and me!)

Hello everyone in Shean-land! I greet you today with momentous news!  If you recall, back in March, I sold my first story.  I’m still giddy about it, some six months later.  And I’m even more excited to tell you that, today, … Continue reading

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Public Reading

I’m now a third of the way through Odyssey, and I’ve learned more about the bones of writing in the last two weeks than in the forty years prior.  It’s amazing.  But I’m not here now to talk about that. Instead, … Continue reading

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Be A Better Writer (Workshops, Pt. 2)

I’m sitting in a dorm room in New Hampshire as I write this. I’ve been out of college for nearly twenty years, but here I am, back in a dorm. Why? I wrote last week about some of the many … Continue reading

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Be A Better Writer (pt. 1 – Workshops)

While I’ve been trying to write full time for only about a year and a half now, it is something I’ve been dreaming about and working toward for most of my adult life. I’ve read how-to books and memoirs, followed … Continue reading

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Who is Matthew Shean?

Since starting on this path to being an author, I’ve had to do a lot of soul searching and self examination. In grad school, I spent a long time wondering whether I was cut out to be a scientist, how … Continue reading

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I Sold A Story!

I am hyperventilating over here. I just sold my first story. I don’t really have the words.  I’m so excited. I’ve had confidence in my ability to write for a long time.  I’ve gotten enough compliments, and read enough bad … Continue reading

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The Children’s Author with 1,000 Faces

One of the things I enjoy is trying to look at a collection of things and observing the patterns there, seeing the pattern in the noise.  It comes, I think, from decades of training as a scientist.  The thing is, … Continue reading

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