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Biographic Information:
  • Born: 1961 (Detroit, Michigan)
  • Current Residence: Fairfax, VA - outside Washington D.C.
  • Married: 1984 Robin Sullivan
  • Children: Rebecca Sullivan (1987), Sarah Sullivan (1989), James Sullivan (1994)
  • Parents: Anna Mae Soules, James Francis Sullivan (deceased)
  • Siblings: John Patrick Sullivan, Coleen Savatora, Noreen Allen (deceased)
Writing Stats:
  • Writing Degree: None
  • Age when writing started: 8
  • Full-time author: Yes (Since 2005)
  • Number books sold when self publishing: 70,000+
  • Number books sold traditional publishing: 400,000+
  • Number of novels written before publication: 13
  • Number of titles in print: 7
  • Number of titles out of print: 5
  • Number of unpublished works: 16
  • Number of big-five contracts: 2 (5-books)
  • Number of small press contracts: 3 (1 book each)
  • Number of foreign language contracts: 19
  • Number of subsidiary rights contracts: 8
  • Number of primary works agents: 3
  • Number of subsidiary rights agents: 4
Publishers/Agents:
  • 2008: Aspirations Media
  • 2009 - 2012: Ridan Publishing: 2009 - 2012
  • 2011 - 2013: Orbit/Hachette (US)
  • 2014: Tacyhon Pulications
  • 2011 - 2013: Little Brown Company/Hachette (UK)
  • Literary Agent: Laurie McLean, Foreword Literary Agency (CA)
  • Foreign Agent: Taryn Fargernesss: Taryn Fagerness Agency (WA)
  • Riyria Books Agent: Teri Tobias, Tobias Literary Agency, (NY)
  • Television and Film Agent: Brandy Rivers, The Gersh Agency (CA & NY)
Bibliography:
The Riyria Revelations (Omnibus Editions)
  • Theft of Swords (Nov 2011): contains The Crown Conspiracy  & Avempartha
  • Rise of Empire (Dec 2011): contains Nyphron Rising & The Emerald Storm
  • Heir of Novron (Jan 2012): contains Wintertide & Percepliquis

The Riyria Chronicles
  • The Crown Tower (Sep 2013)
  • The Rose and the Thorn (Oct 2013)
  • Blood of Thieves (Jan 2014): contains The Crown Tower & The Rose and the Thorn

Standalone Novels
  • Hollow World (Apr 2014)
  • Antithesis (forthcoming)
  • A Burden to the Earth (forthcoming)
Works in progress
  • Rhune (First Empire #1, started Feb 2013)
  • Dherg (First Empire #2, started Sep 2013)
  • Fhrey (First Empire #3, started Feb 2014)
Out-of-print self-published editions of The Riyria Revelations
  • The Crown Conspiracy (Oct 2008)
  • Avempartha (Apr 2009)
  • Nyphron Rising (Oct 2009)
  • The Emerald Storm (April 2010) 
  • Wintertide (Oct 2010)
  • Percepliquis (Jan 2012)
Anthologies
  • Twists and Turns (Apr 2011)
  • Ditch the Publisher: 40 Indie Authors on Their Unique Self-Publishing Journeys (Oct 2012)
  • Triumph Over Tragedy: an Anthology for the Victims of Hurricane Sandy (Jan 2013)
  • The End--Visions of Apocalypse (Jan 2013)
  • Unfettered (Jun 2013)
Standalone Short Stories
  • The Viscount and the Witch (Oct 2011)
  • Greener Grass (Oct 2012)
  • The Jester (Jan 2014)
Free Extended Previews
  • The Crown Tower (First 5 chapters, 81 pages)
  • Hollow World (First 4 chapters, 63 pages)
Works in Progress:
  • Rhune - completed second draft waiting on Alpha reader feedback
  • Dherg -  completed second draft waiting on Alpha reader feedback
  • Fhrey - currently writing
Awards and Accolades

Author 
  • io9's Most Successful Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors
  • EMG's 25 Self-published Authors to Watch
  • Huffington Post's Bestseller Self-published Success Stories
  • 2013 /r/Fantasy Community Achievement Stabby Award for best overall contributor
  • 2013 Bookworm Blue's Authors to Pay Attention to
  • 2013 Fantasy Book Critic's Authors to Watch
Hollow World
  • Ranting Dragon's 30 Most Anticipated Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels for 2014
  • The Book Probe's 2014 Most Anticipating Sci-Fi Novels
  • The Bibliosanctum's Top 10 Reads of 2013
  • Fantasy Review Barn's Barney Award for outstanding reads of 2013
Riyria Chronicles: The Crown Tower
  • 2013 Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Fantasy
  • 2013 Audible Best of Everything
  • 2013 Audible's 5-star Listens for Fantasy
  • 2013 Fantasy Faction's Top 25 Fantasy Books
  • 2013 Shadowhawk Shades's Top 6 Fantasy Reads
  • 2013 Confessions of an Avid Reader's Top 10 Books
  • 2013 Audible's August Customer Favorites
  • 2013 Shadowhawk Shade's Reading Award for August
  • 2013 Fantasy Book Review's Six (non-hyped) Most Anticipated Books
  • 2013 Fantasy Faction's Top 10 Most Anticipated Books
  • 2013 Ranting Dragon's 50 Fantasy and Sci-Fi Novels to Look Forward
  • 2013 BestFantasyBooks.com's Most Anticipated Fantasy Reads
  • 2013 Shadowhawk's Shade Most Anticipated Releases
  • 2013 A Fantasy Reader's Eager Meter Nominee
  • 2013 Draumr Kopa Fantasy Book Blog Waiting on Wednesday
Riyria Chronicles: The Rose and the Thorn
  • 2013 Fantasy Faction's Top 25 Fantasy Books of 2013
  • 2013 Confessions of an Avid Reader's Top 10 Books
  • 2013 Audible's September Customer Favorites
The Riyria Revelations
  • 2013 Rule The Waves Top 10 Tuesdays
  • 2012 Confessions of an Avid Reader Top 12 (#2)
  • 2009 Dark Wolf Fantasy Reviews Top 10 Books
The Riyria Revelations: Theft of Swords / The Crown Conspiracy Avempartha
  • 2013 Audie Award Finalist (Theft of Swords)
  • 2012 Audible's 5-star The Best of Everything (Theft of Swords)
  • 2012 Audible's Best of 2012 Editor's Picks (Theft of Swords)
  • 2012 Audible's 5-star Sci-fi & Fantasy (Theft of Swords)
  • 2012 WordTipping Top 3 Favorite Reads (Theft of Swords)
  • 2012 Shadowhawk's Shade Best of the Best Part 2 (Theft of Swords - audio)
  • 2012 MathiasCavanaugh Top 10 Books (#7) (Theft of Swords)
  • 2012 BattleHymns Books of the Year: Honorable Mention (Theft of Swords)
  • 2012 AudioBookaneers Favorite Listens, Runner up (Theft of Swords)
  • 2012 Patrick's Book Awards (#10) (Theft of Swords)
  • 2011 Library Journal's Best Books for Fantasy/Sci-Fi (Theft of Swords)
  • 2011 Civilian Reader's 5 Most Anticipated Reads for Nov (Theft of Swords)
  • 2011 Black Gate Noteworthy Fantasy Debuts (Theft of Swords)
  • 2011 Library Journal's Fantasy/Sci-Fi Debut For September (Theft of Swords)
  • 2011 Dribble of Ink's Favorite Novels (Theft of Swords)
  • 2011 Drying Ink's Best Epic Fantasy (Theft of Swords)
  • 2011 Graeme's Fantasy Book Review Favourite (Theft of Swords)
  • 2011 Only the Best Science Fiction and Fantasy's Top 10 (#2) (Theft of Swords)
  • 2011 Best Fantasy Releases by Barnes and Noble Blog (Theft of Swords)
  • 2011 Lost Entwive's Top Ten Underrated Books (The Crown Conspiracy)
  • 2010 Iceberg Ink Award Best Read (Avempartha)
  • 2010 Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Finalist (Avempartha)
  • 2010 Only the Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Top 10 Read (The Crown Conspiracy)
  • 2010 Bookworm Blues Overall Best Reads of 2010 (Avempartha)
  • 2009 Winner of Book Spot Central's Fantasy Tournament of Books (Avempartha)
  • 2009 Speculative Fiction Junkie's Top 5 Close Contender(The Crown Conspiracy)
  • 2009 National Indie Book Award Finalist (The Crown Conspiracy)
  • 2008 ReaderViews Annual Literary Award Finalist (The Crown Conspiracy)
  • 2007 Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Finalist (The Crown Conspiracy)
The Riyria Revelations: Rise of Empire / Nyphron Rising & The Emerald Storm
  • 2012 Mathias Cavanaugh Top 10 Books (#3) (Rise of Empire)
  • 2012 Timothy C. Ward Top 10 Reads (#8) (Rise of Empire)
  • 2012 Patrick's Book Awards (#9) (Rise of Empire)
  • 2011 Civilian Reader's 6 Most Anticipated Reads for Dec (Rise of Empire)
  • 2010 Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Fantasy (The Emerald Storm)
  • 2010 Fantasy Book Critic #1 Indie Fantasy (The Emerald Storm)
  • 2010 Fantasy Book Critic Top 25 Novels for (The Emerald Storm)
  • 2010 Fantasy Book Critic: Cindy's Anticipated Reads List (The Emerald Storm)
  • 2010 Fantasy Book Critic Top Independent Novels (The Emerald Storm)
  • 2010 Fantasy Book Critic Top 12 Novels as of First Quarter (The Emerald Storm)
  • 2010 Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Finalist (Nyphron Rising)
The Riyria Revelations: Heir of Novon / Wintertide & Percepliquis
  • 2012 SFWorld's Top 10 Favorite Books (Percepliquis)
  • 2012 Goodreads Choice Award Nominee (Percepliquis)
  • 2012 Audible's August Customer Favorites (Heir of Novron)
  • 2012 Bookworm Blues Top 10 (#4) (Percepliquis)
  • 2012 Founding Field's Best Books (Percepliquis)
  • 2012 Shadowhawk Shade's Best of the Best Part 1 (Heir of Novron)
  • 2012 Patrick's Book Awards (#10) (Heir of Novron)
  • 2012 Bane of King's Best Novels of First Half of 2012 (Percepliquis)
  • 2012 GoddessCarlie Top 5: #2 (Heir of Novron)
  • 2012 MathiasCavanaugh Top 10 Books (#4) (Heir of Novron)
  • 2012 Only the Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books I'm Looking Forward To
  • 2012 Shadowhawk Shade's Reading Award for February (Percepliquis)
  • 2012 Fantasy Book Critic's Top 5 Anticipated Releases for Q1 (Heir of Novron)
  • 2012 Civilian Reader's 6 Most Anticipated Reads for January (Heir of Novron)
  • 2012 Staffer's Review's Books I Most Want to Read in Early 2012 (Heir of Novron)
  • 2010 Fantasy Book Critic #1 Indie Fantasy (Wintertide)
  • 2010 Fantasy Book Critic Top 25 Novels (Wintertide)
  • 2010 Fantasy Book Critic: Cindy's Anticipated Reads List (Wintertide)
  • 2010 Fantasy Book Critic Top Independent Novels (Wintertide)
  • 2010 Fantasy Book Critic Top 5 Novels of Second Half of 2010 (Wintertide)

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