Tackling Challenging Topics in Novels-in-Verse: Mary Sullivan, author of High
Jaynie Royal and Pam Van Dyk chat with Mary Sullivan, author of the novel-in-verse, High.
Mary Sullivan is the author of Dear Blue Sky, a middle grade novel for which she won the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle Award. Her other novels include Stay and Ship Sooner, and she has ghostwritten for the Beacon Street Girls series. She is the also the recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant for Literature, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Award, and a St. Botolph’s Award. She was chosen as one of the Border’s Original New Voices. She is a freelance editor and teaches at Harvard Extension and Summer School. Mary lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her husband and their four children. She can be found at: marysullivan.net
Fitzroy Books will be publishing Mary’s middle-grade novel in verse, High, that features fourteen-year-old Ceti, who is a star on the soccer field but struggles at home with her mother’s heroin addiction.