My name is Tom Sullivan, and I am an avid, self-guided outdoorsman, writer and artist. I am a creative, cross genre writer specializing in nonfiction nature writing, fantasy, how-to and op-ed. I began writing when I was very young, and wrote lyrics and recorded an album, along with three band-mates, which received regular airplay on three local radio stations, 88.1, 106.1 and 93.9 – all songs were published under copyright by Eternity in 1993.
After 4 years of art classes in high school, including independent study, I also attended and graduated from the School of Communication Arts in Raleigh , NC in 1995. I enjoy creating fine art and many sorts of original woodworking pieces as well. Later, I began writing fishing reports, eight of which received front-page blog awards on Ncangler.com. From these reports I have begun to create more elaborate essays, detailing the experiences and observations; one of which has been published on Naturewriting.com in January of 2015. This essay is part of a 50,000 word collection, which was picked up by Waldorf Publishing in early October of 2016. I’m under contract! I also wrote for Wideopenspaces.com for the majority of 2015, but had to resign there to concentrate on my projects and landscaping business.
I hope my writing, while being engaging and descriptive of many beautiful places, will also bring some awareness of the need to conserve and properly manage the irreplaceable natural resources we all enjoy. Our rivers, lakes, streams and forests need our help, and we should always strive to practice a leave no trace philosophy when out-of-doors. The future of these magical places and unique wildlife depend upon our careful and thoughtful stewardship.
So welcome to my site and feel free to leave comments or questions and I will get back to you.