Michael John Sullivan graduated from college with a promising future in the field of journalism. Six months later, he found himself homeless.
Riding a New York City subway train at night, his only companion was a green plastic bag of belongings. During these bleak days, he began writing his most reflective and emotional childhood and adult memories now featured in three of his novels, Necessary Heartbreak, Everybody’s Daughter and The Greatest Gift.
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. It 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.
Sullivan has also written several articles about the plight of homelessness for CNN, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, BeliefNet.com, and AOL Patch.com service.
Sullivan is also the creator of The SOCKKIDS, a children’s series devoted to kindness and teaching young people about the positives in this world. You can find more information about hte SOCKKIDS here.