Writer Groupie Episode 40 YA Sci-fi/Fantasy with Kathryn Sullivan

Writer Groupie Episode 40 YA Sci-fi/Fantasy with Kathryn Sullivan

Hello, Groupies! Today I talk with Kathryn Sullivan. And, this episode is our 40th interview on WG! I am rather proud of that fact and just wanted to hoot about it. If you are a new author wondering how to stand out in the crowded book market, consider starting a podcast. It’s great fun and it can help build your platform. Don’t forget to listen to the AUDIO ONLY version for the latest and greatest. See the audio link below.

Now off we go, and on with the show!

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Kathryn Sullivan was born and raised in the Chicago suburb of Berkeley, Illinois, where she started writing her first stories. Kathryn now lives in Winona, MN, where the river bluffs along the Mississippi River double as cliffsides on alien planets or the deep mysterious forests in a magical world. Her first published novel was The Crystal Throne, which won the 2002 EPPIE for Best Fantasy, and its sequel, Talking to Trees, was a finalist for a Dream Realm Award for Best Young Adult. Her short story collection, Agents & Adepts, won the 2003 Dream Realm Award for Best Anthology. Her children’s picture book, Michael & the Elf, has been reprinted by Guardian Angel Publishing. A Chick who has dug Time Lords for many years, she has an essay, “The Fanzine Factor”, in the Hugo Award-winning Chicks Dig Time Lords and a review in Outside In: 160 New Perspectives on 160 Doctor Who stories by 160 writers. Her recent works are short stories “Search and Rescue” and “The Oracle of Cilens” (amberquill.com and Amazon) as well as “The Taste of Treasure” in Clockwork Spells and Magical Bells, and “The Theft of the Royal Jewels” in the pirate anthology A Tall Ship, A Star and Plunder (Dark Oak Press). She is a proud member of Broad Universe and EPIC. Any birdlike beings in her books only slightly resemble her cockatoo owner. You can find Kathryn at http://kathrynsullivan.com

She is full of great information and inspiration for authors, so I am excited to have her on Writer Groupie Podcast.

In this episode, we discuss her journey as an author of YA science fiction and fantasy as well as a lot more!


In this episode, we learn about her writing journey and:

  • How Kathryn Sullivan and I met at a local con.
  • Insider details on how she’s found publishers through her long career and how having a publisher helped to create her work.
  • Information about the Epic E Book Awards and how you can enter and win
  • How her story Search and Rescue came to be
  • Inspiration for those who want to write long stories but are still writing short ones.
  • Information about writing YA and how to traverse the path and make it resonate… or not?
  • Insider details on other award programs
  • Details on her life as a con-goer and how it can benefit authors to be there and be a part of the panelist group
  • Fun stuff about Dr. Who and some cons that have great Dr Who panels
  • Who Kathryn would sit down with and have a chat with if she could do that with any author living or dead
  • how many projects she works on at a time
  • BONUS: Her best advice for aspiring authors
  • Kathryn Sullivan
    Find Kathryn on these sites:

    Her Facebook Author page https://www.facebook.com/KathrynSullivan.author
    Her regular Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/kathryn.sullivan

    Info about the Epic Ebook awards can be found at: https://www.epicorg.com


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    Kim Smith is the author of the Shannon Wallace Mysteries, and the Mt. Moriah Series- plus, YA fantasy, and Bizarro fiction. All available on Amazon.

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