Sullivan, Kathryn A. 1954-
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.
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:
Shadow Keep Zine, April 15, 2001, Bob Yosco, review of The Crystal Throne.
Write Lifestyle,http://www.geocities.com/theritelifestyle/ (February, 2001), Brenda Gayle, review of The Crystal Throne.