Michael Shaw


MICHAEL DREW SHAW is a filmmaker, author, composer, and multi-media entrepreneur. He began his career in radio and has an extensive background in entertainment / broadcasting management.

Michael is co-founder of American Retrospects and US20 Records. Clients and partners include HBO, CBS Music, PBS, Paramount Pictures, and the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame.

The voice of Radicals & Visionaries, stories about entrepreneurs who revolutionized the 20th Century, Michael is also a featured audio book narrator at audible.com, the world’s largest provider of online audio.

His documentaries include The Flight of Apollo Eleven and the highly acclaimed PBS television special Ohio, A Sentimental Journey. Michael recently finished the first episode of Satin Dolls, a new series about female vocalists from the big band era.

Michael’s literary resume includes “Unsuspecting Friends” and “SLIDER, The Leo Butterburger Story”. His latest work is “On Fire With Ignorance, Adventures of a Relentless Entrepreneur”.

Michael is past president of CBS-Music DataBank©. He supports entrepreneurship through projects at the Dallas-Hamilton Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at Bowling Green State University. He resides and works in Sylvania, Ohio.

mds1119@gmail.com - 419.283.9409

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
I am a freelance author and audio book narrator with a full audio production studio located in Sylvania, Ohio USA. I write books and essays that inspire entrepreneurship and fictional works that focus on positive thinking and uplifting subject matter. I do not author any content that has a clear or hidden agenda regarding race, religion, age or politics. My story lines are frequently based on true stories and real world experience. My audio book collection currently contains twenty-five titles and is available at audible.com.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first book, or in this case a series that has had lasting impact on my life are the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
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Unsuspecting Friends


Dream Warriors
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,370. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Small business & entrepreneurship, Essay » Business
Entrepreneurship 101 for Dream Warriors: (a) You can’t achieve the impossible without occasionally attempting the absurd. (b) Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. (c) The second mouse always gets the cheese. (d) You’re never too old to learn something stupid. (e) Always remember why you started. (f) When you’re ready to quit, you are closer than you think.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,690. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Horror » Crime
After years of emotional abuse, Reuben Petteway is an angry young man. When he's pulled aside and strip searched while waiting to board a flight at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Reuben goes over the edge and his anger turns to rage. Add a synthetic drug known as Spice to the mix and the result is a violent and unpredictable psychotic who will stop at nothing to get his revenge.
Slider, The Leo Butterburger Story
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,420. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Sports
SLIDER, The Leo Butterburger Story is a touching tale about a warm hearted character born in 1956 in the village of Mariemont, Ohio not far from Cincinnati. Leo is the kid nobody ever wants on their team, the one the bullies call “Butterburger.” SLIDER is the poignant story of a loveable underdog who is given a chance to be everyone’s hero.
On Fire With Ignorance
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 77,840. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
You cannot achieve the impossible without occasionally attempting the absurd.. If you don’t know you can fail, or refuse to believe it, getting up every day with a positive attitude becomes easier. Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.
Unsuspecting Friends
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,260. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Biographical
Unsuspecting Friends is the autobiography of a Sweet Gum tree that describes his second life as a picnic table. Now in his final days, Sweet Gum invites us to share his memories as he reminisces about his many encounters with humans, his Unsuspecting Friends.

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