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Episode 72 Kathryn Sullivan, YA Sci-fi and Fantasy


This week, Kathryn comes back on WGP to discuss her experiences as an orphaned author and how it wasn’t necessarily the end of her writing world.


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” (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 also has a review in Outside In Boldly Goes: 117 New Perspectives on 117 Classic Star Trek Stories By 117 Writers. She is a proud member of Broad Universe and EPIC. Any birdlike beings in her books only slightly resemble her cockatoo owner.

Links to books (click on cover to be magically transported to purchase)

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In this episode with Kathryn Sullivan, we discuss:


  • The changes that have taken place in Kathy’s writing life since last we met at Imaginarium. Link to previous interview HERE where she was my 40th interview on WGP
  • Her Eppie nomination on Search and Rescue and how she went with self publishing it
  • How many books and stories she had with Amber Quill Press (her former publisher)
  • Insider details about small publishing woes including when they go out of business etc. and Kathy’s advice on what to do
  • How networking with others can be of help to orphaned authors
  • Why spreading your work out among more than one small press is smart
  • Why waiting for a little while after losing one’s publisher before looking for a new one might be a good plan for some
  • How Kathy shopped around for other publishers
  • What to tell your prospective publisher about repub and genre
  • What authors are faced with so far as promo and cover art etc. when losing a publisher
  • AND SO MUCH MORE!!!!!!!


    Listen to my writing news info, personal update, and the AUDIO ONLY version of the interview here:

    You can find Kathryn Sullivan online at:


    Facebook: Kathryn Sullivan, author
    Website: Kathryn Sullivan, author website
    Amazon page
    : Kathryn Sullivan, author page at Amazon


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    Writer Groupie Podcast is GROWING!

    Just a quick update for you guys to let you know that Writer Groupie Podcast is experiencing the usual slowdown that happens in summer time. WE ARE STILL HERE! But our shows might be a little sporadic as everyone gets that summer time vacation in. If you want to get on the podcast, please visit our Booking Page – and let us know. We are interested in booking writers, publishers, book cover artists, and other industry pros – if you think you might have something to share, contact us.


    We would love to get a lot of new followers/fans/subscribers. The reason is purely selfish. We have plans to GROW WGP! There are great NEW segments coming on the show, including a sort of groupie corner where your writing guru, (me!), will discuss aspects of the writing life that you may need help with. We are going to get busy with a newsletter soon also, so you can subscribe to that and be in on the latest news first!

    We will also examine a lot of things about the writing world, and writing news, so – please fan, follow, like, subscribe, to our channels and sites to be sure you are in on the latest and greatest in the writing universe. You can find links to our Youtube channel and iTunes site at the end of every podcast blog post. I will begin adding that info on my intros on the podcast as well.

    We also have a Facebook page, a Twitter page, and we are also on Google+ so – go out and find us everywhere on social media.

    We are also gearing up for the groupie guests who are coming in July – including Michael Bowler and Rich Zahradnik.

    WGP will host a few author interviews via guest blogging in July as well, so you guys get in here and check it out!

    Another great writing article is coming for you…but if you are just hungry for that NOW – you can visit http://www.kimsmithauthor.com and get one today.

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    WGP- Flyby Episode – Fan, Follow, and Like Us

    Welcome to Writer Groupie Podcast! Also known as WGP.

    This is a quick flyby episode done in text, as I am still sort of froggy-throated, so I am not recording yet.
    I want to get more listeners for the podcast, though, so I am here to encourage you to share WGP with your friends.

    If you love to read, and want to know more about the authors who wrote the books you love, this is the right podcast for you. Did you know that authors, especially popular ones, get paid to do speaking gigs? They do! And when they arrive on a podcast like WGP you are getting to hear them for free. Pretty sweet!

    Now if you an author, or a writer who aspires to publish, this is the right podcast for you as well. WGP is filled with information and insider details you can use and you never have to leave the comfort of your treadmill, or easy chair to get it.

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    So, think of it this way–with the blog post here at www.writergroupie.net and the iTunes feed and the Youtube account, people get the content that they want in the way that they like to consume it. I try to feed it out to a variety of place as well, so if you are a Facebook fan, go to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/writergroupie and like our page. We also have a Twitter account @wrtrgroupie and we tweet up all of our guest and blog info.

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    Well, I guess that’s about it for today, I will be back soon with another great guest. Until then, fan, follow, and like Writer Groupie Podcast and share us with your friends!

    WGP Flyby 2016 — Write It Down

    Hey Groupies! It’s Friday and I am doing a quick flyby podcast to remind you of a few things…things to help keep you on track in 2016 with your writing. We all need to be reminded…so…check it out!

    I am also looking for ROMANCE authors to have on the podcast in February in anticipation of Valentines Day. Leave me a contact form, and let’s book it.



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