Sullivan, Kathryn A. 1954-

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SULLIVAN, Kathryn A. 1954-


PERSONAL: Born January 22, 1954, in Elmhurst, IL; daughter of Joseph (a government employee) and Rose Marie (a homemaker; maiden name, Wright) Sullivan. Education: Northern Illinois University, B.A., 1975, M.A., 1977; Nova University, D.Sc., 1991. Hobbies and other interests: Reading.

ADDRESSES: Home—670 Winona St., Winona, MN 55987. Offıce—Library, Winona State University, Winona, MN 55987. E-mail—[email protected]


CAREER: West Chicago Public Library, West Chicago, IL, periodicals librarian, 1977-78; Winona State University, Winona, MN, periodicals librarian, 1978-99, distance learning librarian, 1999—.


MEMBER: American Library Association, Minnesota Library Association, Electronically Published Internet Connection (EPIC), EGuild.


AWARDS, HONORS: Eppie Award, fantasy category, EPIC, 2002, for The Crystal Throne.

WRITINGS:


The Crystal Throne (fantasy novel), RFI West, 2000.


Contributor of short stories to little magazines and Internet periodicals.


WORK IN PROGRESS: Agents and Adepts, for RFI West; Talking to Trees, a young adult fantasy; another fantasy "set in the same universe as The Crystal Throne but several centuries earlier."


SIDELIGHTS: Kathryn A. Sullivan told CA: "I came up with the original idea of The Crystal Throne when I was fourteen. I wrote other novels as well, but this was the book I was most pleased with, and I continued to polish it and develop that universe further until the book was finally published. The reason for its success, I think, is that I tried not to lose the fourteen-year old's enthusiasm. The Crystal Throne is about two twelve-year-olds pulled into a magical world and asked to break a curse. The girl is a fantasy reader (as I was) but the boy doesn't believe in magic. They have to work together as a team in order to succeed."


BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:


periodicals


Shadow Keep Zine, April 15, 2001, Bob Yosco, review of The Crystal Throne.


online


Write Lifestyle,http://www.geocities.com/theritelifestyle/ (February, 2001), Brenda Gayle, review of The Crystal Throne.

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