My name is Tara Murphy Sullivan. I’m probably supposed to write this bio in third person, but when I tried, it felt pretentious and unnatural, and I figured since this is my website I can write it however I want.
I live in Hull, Massachusetts: a small seaside town south of Boston. I’ve lived here since 1999; before that, I grew up in central New Hampshire. I attended Bridgewater State College, where I majored in English, and for two years edited the award-winning literary arts journal, The Bridge.
I write nonfiction, mainly personal essays and memoir. I’m currently hard at work on a memoir tentatively titled “The End of the World”. It begins with the sudden death of my teenage brother and tells the story of how this tragedy affected my family. I heard somewhere that a story about death must also be a story about life, and I believe that’s true.