|USA Today best-seller and Pulitzer
Prize nominee Thomas Sullivan has been a gambler, a "Rube Goldberg"
innovator, a coach, a teacher, a city commissioner, and an
All-American athlete. Self-described as “well-ranged if not
deranged,” the itinerary of his life is as eclectic as his
writing. Having lived in a dozen countries by the time he was
six, Sullivan is at home in many cultures and across the literary
spectrum from mainstream to genre.
Labels mean little in
describing his writing. The constant is that he writes “people
stories,” timeless tales of individuals and relationships whether
caught in fun-house mirrors or in the twists of thrilling
intrigues. It is not unusual to find his books and stories
reprinted in several categories as well as contemporary
mainstream. Or as he puts it, “When you don’t belong anywhere,
in a sense you belong everywhere.”
Nearly 100 publishing credits
in all fiction categories, his work includes nine novels in over 20
domestic and foreign editions, journalism, non-fiction and active
film options. His short stories have appeared in nearly every
market from Omni to St. Anthony Messenger. Likewise, the
literary awards and prizes have been extremely diverse, ranging from
a Hemingway Days Literary Award to a Writer's Digest listing in the
Top Ten Horror Stories of All Time to a Catholic Press Association
award in their Best Short Story category.
An avid swimmer, biker, cc
skier and kayaker, Sullivan currently lives on a lake in Maple
Grove, Minnesota, writing full-time and lecturing internationally.