Mary Lou Sullivan is an award winning author and music journalist whose 30-plus year career began at a dinner with Bruce Springsteen. She has written for dozens of publications from Classic Rock to Blues Revue, the Hartford Advocate, Connecticut Magazine, and Blues Magazine. Her biography of Johnny Winter earned the prestigious Keeping the Blues Alive Award in Literature from The Blues Foundation in Memphis and the 2011 Award for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research. A Connecticut Yankee who fell in love with Texas, she lives outside of Austin.
“Sullivan chronicles the branding of the Kinkster with vivid detail, while giving his music the serious consideration it deserves ... The author's greatest achievement remains peeling back the provocateur's veneer and revealing the exceptionally smart, intimately caring, and deeply committed man behind the often outrageous performer without sparing critique.”—Doug Freeman, The Austin Chronicle