Necessary Heartbreak

Can pain & loss truly set us free?


Everybody's Daughter

Would you give up your own lifetime

of happiness for someone else?

The Trilogy Concludes.
Is there one more miracle left?

An Angel Comes Home

The prequel novelette. Get to know George Farmer.

"The Second World" - New Novel Coming Soon!

The Author

Michael John Sullivan graduated from college with a promising future in the field of journalism. Six months later, he found himself riding the New York City subway system at night. Sullivan spent almost a month on the E train at night until he was rescued by relatives.

After spending much of the past two decades raising their daughters while working at home, Sullivan returned to his notes in 2007 and began writing Necessary Heartbreak: A Novel of Faith and Forgiveness.

Necessary Heartbreak was published by Simon & Schuster’s Gallery Books imprint in April 2010. It was named by the Library Journal as one of the best books in 2010.

Everybody’s Daughter was published by The Story Plant in 2012 and was named one of the best stories by The Examiner. The last book in the series, The Greatest Gift, was published by The Story Plant in 2014.

He is presently finishing up his fourth novel, The Second World.

The Books

The Blogs

  • Children’s Advocate Slams Grisham

    Rose Morrisroe with Senator John McCain and Michael Reagan
    National Children’s Advocate Rose Morrisroe expresses her outrage over best selling author John Grisham’s horrific remarks and subsequent apology over his views on child pornography …
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  • Hemingway And Internet Reviewers

    Ernest Hemingway Talks About Internet Reviewers And More as I summon my powers to reach him on the other side. Hemingway is one of the writers I grew to appreciate as I got older. There’s no doubt Hemingway was an interesting character in his own right as he forged an incredible writing career. I often wonder what he would think of today’s authors and writers, the publishing world, and the internet and social media.
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  • Unknown Authors Need Help

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    Unknown Authors Need Help The toughest part of any writing journey is being brutally honest with one’s own work and possibilities. There is a short list of elite authors with whom most of us battle for any piece of success. The big question for millions of writers is how to achieve the smallest bit of impact without driving our families into bankruptcy and jumping off a mental bridge.
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  • Everybody’s Daughter Excerpt

    Everybody’s Daughter Excerpt What would you say to a loved one who died if given a second chance? Michael Stewart is given this unique opportunity in the novel, Everybody’s Daughter.
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