Author Archives: Tara Sullivan

About Tara Sullivan

Author of GOLDEN BOY (2013), THE BITTER SIDE OF SWEET (2016), and TREASURE OF THE WORLD (2021). Published by Penguin Books for Young Readers Find out more at Or, follow me on Twitter: @SullivanStories

Radio Interview 7/13/14

This Sunday (July 13, 2014) I’ll be talking with Rodney Lear on Sunday Morning Magazine with Rodney Lear about GOLDEN BOY!  Tune in at 7:00 am on WKRQ-FM (101.9) and WYGY-FM (97.3) —and 6:00am on WUBE-FM (105.1) & WREW-FM (94.9).  

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Launch Day!

So, this is it! After almost four years of writing, traveling, editing, and waiting, GOLDEN BOY will actually be offered for sale in bookstores starting today. It’s officially a book. I can’t tell you how excited I am! In just … Continue reading

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The Class of 2k13 Takes Chicago!

Originally posted on Class of 2k13:
Watch out, Windy City, because the Class of 2k13 is headed your way! Mark your calendars and join us! Friday, June 28, 2k13 First stop, 11:00 am: ALA–the American Library Association’s annual conference and exhibition.…

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Wednesday Writing: NESCBWI ’13

This past weekend I attended the annual conference of the New England chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writer’s and Illustrators (NESCBWI). Now, when I was first learning about writing, I had no idea that SCBWI existed. I was … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing: Discussion Guide

I am very excited to announce that I can unveil the teacher’s guide for GOLDEN BOY! I’m really, really happy with how it turned out. The questions range from easy find-the-answer-in-the-text to really pretty deep (“How does a person’s upbringing … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing: Kirkus!

One of the very exciting things that has happened in the writing side of life since I stopped blogging is that reviews of my book have started coming in. The very first, Kirkus! I was thrilled to find out that … Continue reading

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Monday Media: Parents On Facebook

A while back I wrote a blog post titled “Should Kids Use Facebook?” where I looked at information given in the Economist that tallied the presence of the youngest users on the social media site. In response to that post, … Continue reading

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Back to Blogging!

It’s been a crazy few weeks… I realize as I type this that it’s been even longer than I thought… let’s make that a crazy two months, but I am now back to blogging! A quick update. Since you last … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing: Once More Over the Hump, Dear Friends!

It is a sad truth I’m learning about writing: stuck-ness happens. At every stage, debut work or not, there are long periods of “writing” where little or no writing happens. I’m bad at these. Though, ideologically, I agree completely with … Continue reading

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Monday Media: International Calling

On this year’s inaugural Spanish Exchange we splurged a little in the budget— upon our arrival we went out and purchased disposable phones for every kid and each chaperone – a total of €30 apiece, wich included €10 of talk … Continue reading

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Thursday Travel: ¡España!

As you know, if you read my blog post on Tuesday, I am currently in Spain with the BHS Spanish Exchange. Interestingly, though I grew up in Latin America and split my summers between the US & Europe, I had … Continue reading

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Tuesday Teaching: Exchange Excitement!

At this very moment I’m posting to you from Spain, where two other teachers and I have brought 19 students from Burlington High School on a cultural exchange with the IES Lázaro Cardenas school in Collado Villalba. We’re here for … Continue reading

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Monday Media: The Penguin Catalogue

So… guess what just came out? THE PENGUIN SUMMER CATALOGUE!! AND… guess what’s on page seventeen?? GOLDEN BOY IS!! Just one more step to really being a real book. … Also rather humbling. There are some BIG books coming out … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing: Blurbs!

Today’s blog is all about blurbs. Also known as endorsements, these are the little quotes from famous people that decorate the jackets of books. You know, you’ve seen them… “It scared me silly.” -Stephen King or “Nice but a little … Continue reading

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Monday Media: SWAG re-blog

Hello, everyone. Today is a bit of a mish-mash: a post on how to create that all-important multi-media experience of your book, SWAG! Only one catch… I didn’t write it! 🙂 So head on over to A. C. Gaughen’s blog … Continue reading

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