John Rakestraw, host of RAKESTRAW BOOK DESIGN LIVE EVENTS, had the great honor and pleasure to have a conversation with Bill and was smart enough to bring along his trusty FlipCamera... 40 minutes with Mr. Sullivan is like a mini master class in being a professional author. Get your pen and paper ready for some brilliant insights about the craft of writing.
William L. Sullivan is best known for his hiking guidebooks, and for the record... he has hiked every trail he writes about here in Oregon, Washington, and even California. 'That's not all...' as they like to say in those infomercials. He has four novels, three books on Oregon travel & adventure, two books on Oregon history, and two adventure memoirs. This man is a role model for all writers out there.
Sullivan's hobbies include back country ski touring, playing the pipe organ, reading foreign language novels, and promoting libraries. He helped with the campaign to build Eugene's new library, served on the Oregon State Library Board, and is president of the Lane Library League, a citizen group with the goal of extending library service to the 80,000 people in Lane County who currently lack service. He is a past president of the Round Table Club of Eugene. He also organizes three author events in Eugene each year -- the Oregon Authors Table at the Art & the Vineyard Festival on the 4th of July weekend, the Oregon Authors Table at the Lane County Fair in late July, and the Authors & Artists Fair, a fundraiser for the Lane Library League at the Lane County Fairgrounds on the first Saturday in December.