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Floyd Sullivan

Born: 1950 in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: 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.

Biography: 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 [http://www.chicagonow.com/waiting-4-cubs/ http://www.chicagonow.com/waiting-4-cubs/]. 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.


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Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Email: fesullivan@comcast.net
Website: http://www.chicagonow.com/waiting-4-cubs/
Floyd Sullivan on WorldCat : http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Floyd+Sullivan


Selected Titles

  Called out :
ISBN: 1937484513 OCLC: 1080866709

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: 904255851

McFarland & Co., Jefferson, N.C. : ©2010. 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.

 

 

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