American ex-pat Renaissance type: writer/photographer/designer/inventor. Studied at the Sorbonne and has been in France on and off since the 1950s. Congenial, social, friendly, easy-going, Shayne is the ideal host for a visit to Paris because he knows every corner and angle of the city, where all the finest art work is hidden, and where the cheap but wonderful Paris restaurants (they still exist) are found.
Shayne became a close friend Henry Miller in Big Sur. He later worked for the UN in Rome for 15 years as a software designer. He's the author of 'Paris Secrets', a tiny guide which tells the reader how to enjoy Paris more while spending less.