American ex-pat Renaissance type: writer/photographer/designer/inventor. Has lived longer in France than in the US, and has worked in 18 countries. 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 of Henry Miller in Big Sur. He later worked for the UN in Rome for 15 years as a database architect and builder. He has nine books for sale on Amazon at present (search Amazon for 'Bruce Shayne Nelson') and is adding each of his seven plays to that selection. He is also a video producer with 220 videos already posted on youtube, mostly classical music videos, on the ShayneNelson channel.
He also designs software utilities for use under Windows. His most recent application is Corgi, which camouflages any emails or documents you wish to send over the Web.