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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Floyd Sullivan  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: 1950 in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Sullivan was born in Chicago. He grew up mostly in Oak Park and graduated from Oak Park and River Forest High School (same as Ernest Hemingway!) in 1968. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago (Circle) in 1973 with a BA in history and currently lives in the North Center neighborhood of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Floyd Sullivan worked in advertising and marketing most of his career, which included copywriting, design, PR, and product description, plus submissions to trade journals. In his free time he has written novels, screenplays, short stories and non-fiction pieces. He currently blogs at []. Sullivan's published books include ''Waiting for the Cubs'' (a Cub fan memoir), ''Old Comiskey Park'' (editor), and most recently ''Called Out: A novel of base ball and America in 1908''. The novel is set in multiple American cities with many key scenes taking place in Chicago, and one scene in Springfield, Illinois. The Chicago Cubs are featured prominently in the story.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) Contact the author at []. His fees are negotiable, and he is happy to do book signing events with readings from his novel. He is happy to speak to any group and prefers to stay in the Chicago area.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Called out :
ISBN: 1937484513. OCLC Number: 1080866709

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As 1907 becomes 1908, National Base Ball League President Harry Pulliam suspects that the owner of the New York Giants has hired detectives to spy on him and his lover, Ted Russell, with the goal of blackmailing him. The pressure tests the strength of his relationship and his ability to administer his league duties.

Waiting for the Cubs :
ISBN: 9780786449026. OCLC Number: 904255851

McFarland & Co.,. .

In this book, the author simultaneously combines the story of the 2008 Cubs with often hilarious, hair-raising or tragic stories of the 1908 Cubs and the fans who have followed the team for decades--Provided by publisher.