Saturday, August 6, 2011

Guest Post W/ Sullivan Lee + Giveaway!

All About Sullivan Lee

Thank you so much for having me on The Bookaholic, Pixie! Why yes, now that you mention it, I'd love to talk about myself!

I was born in a shack and had to walk five miles through the snow to school, uphill, both ways... Wait, no, that's a character, not me. Authors are supposed to live lives of torment and suffering, and draw their inspiration from their pain, right? Well, I'm sorry to say I've had a rather happy, peaceful life. I realized I needed to be a writer from the moment I learned how to write, and though it took me about 25 years from that epiphany to finally get published, I never stopped trying. I was a lot of things in the meantime, though – a social worker, a newspaper editor, a deputy sheriff. Now I write full time, or as full time as the mother of a four year old can.

I write a LOT, too, in a lot of different genres. A thousand words is a bad day for me; I shoot for 2000 at least. So once I figured out that 1) no publisher wants 365,000 words from one author in a year and 2) no publisher wants an author to jump from sweet fairy books to violent adult crime novels, I decided a few pseudonyms were in order. But they're not secrets.

Under my real name, Laura L. Sullivan, I write traditionally published books for children. Under the Green Hill (out now) and Guardian of the Green Hill (out this October) are about a group of children caught in the middle of a fairy war. They're both from Macmillan/Henry Holt Books for Young Readers. Then in 2012 I have two young adult historicals coming out from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt – the bawdy Restoration-era romp Ladies in Waiting; and Delusion, about stage magician sisters who discover a college of real magicians on the English WWII home front.

As Sullivan Lee, though, I draw on my years of experience as a deputy sheriff and write about criminals and cops. My first book under that name is Brightwing, a criminal love story. Next will be a romantic paranormal thriller called Flesh, the first in a series, I hope, about a jaded female deputy and a paranormal hottie (whose exact sort of paranormalcy is a secret at the moment – sorry!) who team up as a playful Nick-and-Nora type of couple to solve murders.

Then, in case I have any waking hours left (tons of ideas, not much time) I'll be writing short stories, novellas and maybe a sly adult comedy of manners under my nickname, LuLu Sullivan. My first short story under that name – Lana Halliday – will be out any day now.

In my free time I read, and for now that about covers my hobbies! Once the Little Guy heads to kindergarten next year, though, I'll be able to get back into my other loves – paleontology, hiking, gardening, and if my body can still take it after all these years away, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Thanks for giving me the chance to tell you a little bit about myself! If you'd like to know more, you can drop by my blog, The Omniscient Third Person


Thank you, Sullivan Lee, for being at The Bookaholic! So great to have had you here and I really enjoyed reading about you!

I have a wonderful surprise for you all. There's a giveaway, too! One lucky person will get a SIGNED copy of Brightwing!

If you haven't read my review of Brightwing yet, you can read it here.

  • U.S./Canada only. Must be 17 and over (as it is an adult-themed novel, sorry!)
  • Following my blog isn't required, but it will get you an extra entry!
  • Tweeting about the giveaway will get you two extra entries. Following on Twitter isn't required but will get you an extra entry as well!
  • Closes August 20th at Midnight (central time)
  • Winner is chosen randomly. If winner doesn't respond to email within 48 hours, I will have another randomly picked.



1 comment:

  1. Awesome guest post :) she sounds like a cool person. And yay for the giveaway!



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