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Tom Sheehan

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Tom Sheehan’s Epic Cures, short stories from Press 53, won a 2006 IPPY Award. A Collection of Friends, from Pocol Press, was nominated for the Albrend Memoir Award. He has nine Pushcart and two Million Writer nominations, and a Notable Story of the Year. He has earned a Silver Rose Award from American Renaissance for the Twenty-First Century (ART) and the Georges Simenon Award for Excellence in Fiction from New Works Review.

Coming from Press 53 this year is Brief Cases, Short Spans, a short story collection, and at Pocol Press is From the Quickening, more short stories, due out in spring of 2009.

He served in the 31st Infantry Regiment, Korea, 1951. He attended Saugus High School, Marianapolis Prep School, and graduated from Boston College in 1956. He was a quarterback on three undefeated teams.

He meets again soon for a lunch/gab session with pals, the ROMEOs, Retired Old Men Eating Out, 93/80/79/78. They’ve co-edited two books on their hometown of Saugus, Massachusetts, sold 3,500 to date of 4,500 printed, 400 pages at $40 for each book. That was all after they borrowed $60K from a local bank to print a book that was not yet written: their first book, A Gathering of Memories. They sold 500 copies the day of release and paid the loan off in five months, with all proceeds going to the John Burns Scholarship for Saugus High School graduates.

They followed up A Gathering of Memories with Of Time and the River. John is the 93-year old member of the ROMEOs, with 63 years in the Saugus, Massachusetts school system. Tom can hardly wait to see them. His pals will each have one martini, he’ll have three beers, and the waitress will shine on them...

Copyright © 2009 by Tom Sheehan

Bewildering Stories bibliography

Prose Fiction
The Salting, part 1; conclusion (in 2 parts)

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