About Mike Shea

by Mike Shea on 20 May 2000

Updated 29 October 2014

Michael Erik Shea is a writer, gamer, and technologist living in Vienna, Virginia. Mike is the son of Yvonne Shea and Robert Joseph Shea, author of Illuminatus! and other novels.

Mike is the author of a few books including Seven Swords and Vrenna and the Red Stone and Other Tales. Mike also writes short stories.

Mike is a huge tabletop roleplaying game nerd (think Dungeons and Dragons). He runs Sly Flourish, a website and twitter feed dedicated to building better game masters. Mike wrote and self-published four RPG-related books including Sly Flourish's Dungeon Master Tips, Running Epic Tier D&D Games, The Lazy Dungeon Master, and Aeon Wave. He also writes freelance Dungeons and Dragons articles for Wizards of the Coast.

In the past, Mike wrote home theater and DVD reviews at LiquidTheater.com and editorials and fan fiction for the massive online game, Everquest, at LoralCiriclight.com.

Mike also loves to program in Python, Javascript, and R. You can find some of his code hosted at Github.

Mike can be contacted most often through email at mike@mikeshea.net and on Twitter at @mshea. Mike plays games on Steam and posts occasionally to Google Plus.

You can download an entire copy of Mike's websites with his Life Backup.

Mike lives with his wife, Michelle Shea, and their dog, Jebu, in Northern Virginia. Here are some of Mike's pictures.

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