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Warren Shanahan

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Warren J. Shanahan
Biographical information
Born: July 19, 1926
Died: March 20, 1997
Nationality: Mini usa.gif American
Occupation: Writer
Website: N/A


Warren J. Shanahan (July 19, 1926 — March 20, 1997) was an American writer.

Biography

Warren Joseph Vincent Shanahan was born in Bronx, New York City, in 1926. He was the only son of Patricia B. née Kenney (1896-1993) and Michael Joseph Shanahan (1890-1939). He had two older sisters, Patricia Eileen (1919–2002) and Anita Elizabeth (1922–2001).

He was a sophomore at Xavier High School in 1942, and probably graduated in 1943. When he was enlisted on January 6, 1945, he was listed with 3 years of high school and civil occupation as a social and welfare worker. He was enlisted as reserve and was discharged on October 23, 1946.

In 1956 Warren J. Shanahan married Sarah Ann Pedicini (1922-2014) and they found their home in Queens, New York City.

About this time he began to write short stories and novelettes for various magazines, such as "Trapped Detective Story Magazine", "Guilty Detective Story Magazin", "Adam", "Stag", "Action for men" and on. Shanahan also wrote stories under at least one pen name, W. J. Saber. Several of his stories were printed /reprinted in various "bonus books" like the "Paperback Library" and later also in the "Pyramid Willow Books" series.

In addition Shanahan penned two script for the theatre: "Virgin Territory" (after an idea by Solly Parker, musical play in two acts - 1964) and "For Art's Sake" (after an idea by Mort Kustler, a screenplay - 1967). And in the 60's he also was the author of "Rocket Robinhood" cartoons and worked with Stan Lee on compiling "Spider-Man" stories.

Shanahan wrote the novel "The Devious Defector" (by W. J. Saber) published by Banner in 1967 and one of the Phantom novels published by Avon Books in the 1970's.

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