Explore the question of Shakespeare’s identity and authorship through an adventure with four friends in new novel

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William D. Sullivan announces publication of ‘Tilting with Lips’

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Four floundering friends are challenged to discover the true identity of William Shakespeare, and their adventure forces them to reassess their lives while hunting history in William D. Sullivan’s new novel “Tilting with Lips” (published by Archway Publishing).

James Keating, David Connelly, Matt Smith, and Riley Shaunessy are four high school friends struggling to sort out adulthood in their thirties. One night at their local pub, Jack Taft, a professor of Shakespeare, interrupts their typically inane conversation. Taft begs the foursome to discuss something more consequential than the outcome of a basketball game.

Connelly challenges Taft to an impromptu debate. Before any of them have time to marvel at Connelly’s intellect, Taft leaves a mysterious envelope for Keating, daring these friends to chase one of the greatest mysteries in the history of the English language: who was William Shakespeare?

With the help of Taft’s estranged daughter Rosalind, dormant imaginations are brought to life. Chasing Shakespeare’s lost play, Cardenio, the foursome embarks on a transatlantic journey as they pursue love, purpose, and the truth about the man from Stratford.

With this “labyrinth of a historical mystery” following four men struggling to grow up, Sullivan hopes readers glean “a bit of enjoyment and a few kernels of knowledge.”

“Tilting with Lips” is available for purchase online at the Archway link above, from Barnes & Noble and on Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/Tilting-Lips-William-D-Sullivan/dp/1665711469.

“Tilting with Lips”
By William D. Sullivan
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 298 pages | ISBN 9781665711487
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 298 pages | ISBN 9781665711463
E-Book | 298 pages | ISBN 9781665711470
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
William Sullivan is a 1995 graduate of The University of Connecticut. He is a retired college basketball coach living in Connecticut with his wife and children. As the world’s greatest collector of friends, he can also be found hoisting the occasional pint in the corner pub with his brothers. “Tilting with Lips” is his second novel, preceded by “The Summer of Calamari.”

Simon & Schuster, a company with nearly ninety years of publishing experience, has teamed up with Author Solutions, LLC, the worldwide leader in self-publishing, to create Archway Publishing. With unique resources to support books of all kind, Archway Publishing offers a specialized approach to help every author reach his or her desired audience. For more information, visit archwaypublishing.com or call 844-669-3957.

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