About Me (and this blog) – Updated 1/8

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Thanks for stopping in. Feel free to check out the different sections of the website. Not everything is suspense/horror related. There’s actually quite a bit going on.


  • I mainly write suspense with twists of psychological horror. You can learn about books and articles I’ve written, things I am currently working on, and author events I will attend or have attended. You can also purchase ANY/ALL of my 4 books on this blog! (Go to the My Books section)

  • If you sign up to be on my mailing list, you’ll get a special “heads up” about NEW MATERIAL and BOOK SIGNINGS before anyone else. Plus, you’ll be alerted every time a NEW Meet & Greet author goes up!

  • I also have a “Review” area. Here, you’ll find my personal reviews of movies, television shows, or an occasional piece of music. Anything goes – from bad movies to the show “Shark Tank”.

  • I have dedicated a section of this blog to Author Interviews. As long as someone has published their work and it is out in the world for others to enjoy, learn from, or experience in some way, they are welcome to be a part of my Meet & Greet. I welcome ALL genres, so YOU might find a new author to follow.

  • If YOU would like to be featured (or know someone who does), please send me an email (srovens@yahoo.com).






Sue Rovens (and friend in back)


About Me

I am an indie suspense writer with two novels currently out in the world. Badfish, my first novel, was published in 2015. Track 9 was published in April, 2017. I also have two anthologies of short horror stories, In a Corner, Darkly: Volume 1 and Volume 2. All my books are available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats.

I wish I could say that I write full-time (for a living), but no. I work at Illinois State University as the Stacks Maintenance Manager in Milner Library. I’ve been with ISU for about 26 1/2 years.

I have a Master’s Degree in Kinesiology and Recreation (and a Bachelor’s in Speech Communication) from ISU. At one time, long ago, I held an EMT-B certification.

When I’m not writing, I’m either running, watching weird movies, lifting weights, herding  Noodle and our new 6-month old kitten, Monkey, around the house (photos coming soon!) or hanging out with Charlie, my “partner in crime”.




Chicago’s Printer’s Row Lit Fest (2013, 2014, 2016, 2017)

Barnes & Noble in Rockford, Illinois. Book Festival. (2013)

ChambanaCon in Normal, Illinois (Dealer and Writers Panel) (2015)

Princeton Public Library (Illinois) Author Book Fair (2016, 2017)

Books 2 Benefit Writers Panel in Normal, Illinois (2017)

Duncan Manor Blues Bender in Towanda, Illinois (2017)

Bloomington Public Library Author Fest, Bloomington, Illinois (2017)



Machinations Into Madness E-Zine (2014)

The Grim Seer Society (2016)

Flash Fiction Story, Harvest Time, published by Unscooped Bagel (2016)

Film Adaptation of “Coming Over” (Southern Illinois University Cinema Dept.)



Cabin 7 Radio, Steger, Illinois (2013)

WGLT (89.1FM), Normal, Illinois (December, 2015)

In Print Radio (WBOM Radio), Rockford, Illinois (July, 2017)



 Current Member of The Chicago Writers Association

I am available for book signings, speaking engagements, or author events.

Please feel free to contact me at srovens@yahoo.com










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