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Michael J. Sullivan – An Author’s Journey


This post is part of ‘Michael J. Sullivan as featured author for an entire week’. During the week we will be having a number of posts by Michael. You can find the details here. There will also be a giveaway happening for Michael J. Sullivan’s Theft of Swords, which is the first book in the Riyria Revelations series. Details of the giveaway can be found here.

Now let’s move on to today’s post.

Most of us know Michael Sullivan creates great stories. They are stories that reel us in and never let go. We’ve been hooked for five books and are now eagerly waiting for the sixth and final one to complete a story which we started reading just a few years ago, but has been in the making for a long time.

The story he is telling us today is about his journey through the ups and downs of being an author. This has as much drama as any good book you can name. So without taking too much space here, let’s move onto Michael’s story:

Michael J. Sullivan – An Author’s Journey

Here is the true story of the first experience I can remember related to writing. I was young, maybe eight or nine, and was playing hide and seek at a friend’s house. In my friend’s basement I found a manual typewriter and actually put in a piece of paper and typed: It was a dark and stormy night and a shot rang out. At the time I thought that was the “classic novel start,” after all I had seen Snoopy using it, and I had no clue what a cliché was. My friend eventually found me and dragged me away to go outside to “alley pick” (looking through piles of junk that people had discarded) and I kept hoping to find a typewriter. Sometime later, maybe a few months, my mom had me cleaning out the front closet and in a small hard case I came across…you guessed it…a typewriter (it had been my sister’s but she hadn’t used it in years). I ferreted off to my room and from that point on I was transfixed.

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Michael J. Sullivan as featured author for an entire week!


This is a first for the blog. I will be featuring Michael J. Sullivan as a ‘featured author’ for an entire week where you, dear reader will get to know more about him and his books. We will also be hosting a giveaway for his first book of the ‘Riyria Revelations’ series, Theft of Swords (either ebook or paperback as per the winner’s preference).

Here is the schedule for the entire week:

  1. Go to the giveaway page here and follow the instructions
  2. Comment on the posts in the week. Each post on which you comment will get you an extra entry into the giveaway.

So come and enjoy the week and you could WIN a copy of ‘Theft of Swords’. Readers from the USA have a big bonus! If the winner of the giveaway is from the USA, they can receive a copy signed by the author!

So, see you here everyday for the next week.

Giveaway of Michael J. Sullivan’s Theft of Swords


Thank you everyone for entering the giveaway. This giveaway is now CLOSED and a winner has been selected. The winner will be intimated my email and your email address will be passed on to the author for the delivery of your book!

I will be having Michael J. Sullivan as a featured author for an entire week on my blog with interviews book review and guest posts. I will also be giving away a copy of Michael J. Sullivan’s Theft of Swords,  which is the first book in the Riyria Revelations series,  on my blog. The giveaway is open internationally. The giveaway is open till January 10, 2012.

How to enter the giveaway:

  1. Your name and email address ensure 1 (one) entry.
  2. Following me on twitter gives you 1 (one) additional entry.
  3. ‘Liking’ my Facebook page gives you 1 (one) additional entry.
  4. Following this blog by email gives you 2 (two) ) additional entries.
  5. Maximum number of entries per user is 5.
  6. Commenting on posts during the week gets you bonus entries. You will get one entry for each day you comment on. So, you could get 5 (five) additional entries!
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Giveaway rules:

  1. Only one entry per user.
  2. Giveaway is open internationally
  3. Entries will be open till January 10, 2012
  4. I will notify the author of the winner, and will pass your email address to him. The author will contact the winner.
  5. It is the responsibility of the author to ensure that you receive your book. If you do not receive your book in 30 days, please let me know.
  6. The winner will have the option of receiving either an ebook or paperback version of the book.
  7. My decision of the winner will be final, I will use a publicly available random number generator to pick the winner.