Michael Sullivan (Bachelors of Arts in History, Harvard College, 1989; Masters of Library Science, Simmons College, 1999) is the author of Connecting Boys With Books (American Library Association, 2003), The Fundamentals of Children’s Service (American Library Association, 2005), Escapade Johnson and Mayhem at Mount Moosilauke (PublishingWorks, 2006), Escapade Johnson and the Coffee Shop of the Living Dead (PublishingWorks, 2008), Escapade Johnson and the Witches of Belknap County (PublishingWorks, 2008), Connecting Boys With Books 2: Bridging the Reading Gap (American Library Association, December 2008), and The Sapphire Knight (PublishingWorks, January 2009). He has spoken widely on the topic of boys and reading, and is currently an adjunct faculty member at Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science in Boston, MA. He has been a Children’s Librarian and Library Director in public libraries for more than fifteen years, most recently as the Director of the Weeks Public Library in Greenland, NH. He has written several articles for Public Libraries, including “Giving Them What They Want in Small Public Libraries” (May/June 2000) and “The Fragile Future of Public Libraries” (September/October 2003), as well as "Why Johnny Won't Read." for School Library Journal (August 2004). In 2005 he was profiled in Library Journal’s “Movers & Shakers” edition for his work in promoting reading to boys. He is a traveling storyteller and a chess instructor, and once worked at the Boston Museum of Science as part of its overnight “Camp-In” instructional program for children. His chess program at the Parlin Memorial Library in Everett, Massachusetts was honored with an Outstanding Achievement Award in the U.S. Conference of Mayors City Livability Award competition in 2001. He is a former President of the New Hampshire Library Association and was the 1998 New Hampshire Librarian of the Year.