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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Kathryn Ann Sullivan  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Young Adult; Children;

Born: 1954 in Berkeley, IL

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Illinois Connection

Sullivan was born and raised in Berkeley and lived in DeKalb for a few years while attending Northern Illinois University. She moved to West Chicago while finishing her masters degree in Library Science and working at the West Chicago Public Library.

Biographical and Professional Information

Kathryn Sullivan was born and raised in Berkeley, Illinois. She attended Triton Junior College, 1972-73; Northern Illinois University 1973-1978, BA in Anthropology, MA in Library Science. post grad.Nova University Librarian at West Chicago Public Library, 1977-1978; Periodicals Librarian at Winona State University, Winona, MN, 1978-1999, Distance Learning Librarian at Winona State University 1999-2011.Short stories published starting in 1981.

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Titles At Your Library

The Crystal Throne
ISBN: 1592799426

Amber Quill Press, LLC. 2003

How would you cope with being pulled into a land where magic exists and you're the people's only hope? Peter Burns doesn't believe in magic. But when horses talk to you and a witch hound swoops out of the sky, how long can you disbelieve? Jeanne Tucker believes in magic, but she's teamed with someone who'd rather examine the special effects. The two must learn to work together in order to defeat witches and unravel a curse that has enslaved an entire land.

Agents And Adepts
ISBN: 1592799175

Amber Quill Press, LLC. 2003

From EPPIE winner Kathryn Sullivan, sixteen stories of magic and offworld adventure. Here you'll find tales of wizards training apprentices and interstellar operatives protecting more primitive worlds. How one university copes with a student from very far away, and where do some wizards get their supplies? These are stories of agents of change and adepts in more than magic. Gathered here also are several tales from the Land of the award-winning The Crystal Throne from both the far past and the near present: "And Softly Follow," where a young man whose dreams foretell the future contacts the wizard Calada for help "Horsefeathers," the story of a young girl who can talk with animals sent to find the feather of a horse and "The Windkin," where tradition and love of knowledge clash.

Talking to Trees
ISBN: 1592797601

Amber Quill Press, LLC. 2006

The highly anticipated sequel to Amber Quill Press's best-seller and 2002 EPPIE Award Winner for Best Fantasy, The Crystal Throne...

Jody Burns takes her brother Peter's silvery bracelet because it looks good with her outfit. Little does she realize it's the key to another world-until a green-haired girl steps out of midair in the shopping mall and asks Jody to help in a quest to find a wizard or a demon-slayer and rescue her family from a great evil. Jody ignores Peter's warning about the land on the other side of the Watcher-until the haunted tree pulls her inside. Now she's trapped in a land where no one listens to her, and worse yet, there are no malls!

Peter Burns knows he can help his sister, since he and Jeanne Tucker have special powers in that other world. To aid Jody, they are prepared to return.

But the Watcher has other ideas...


The Crystal Throne

  • Fantasy EPPIE Award, 2002
  • Agents & Adepts

  • Dream Realm Award for Best Anthology, 2003

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