About Me (and this blog) – Updated 7/12

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Hi!

Welcome. Take a moment to wander around the blog. Lots of things to see here. For example:

 

  • I mostly write suspense with twists of psychological horror. You can learn about books and articles I’ve written, things I am currently working on, blogs and interviews that I’ve had the privilege to be a part of, and author events I will attend or have attended. You can also purchase ANY/ALL of my 4 books right from this blog. (Go to the My Books section)

  • If you sign up for my mailing list, you’ll get a “heads up” about NEW MATERIAL and BOOK SIGNINGS before its posted anywhere else. Plus, you’ll be alerted every time a NEW Meet & Greet author goes up.

  • There’s also a “Review” area. Here, you’ll find my personal reviews of movies, television shows, podcasts, and the 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 free to be a part of my Meet & Greet. I welcome ALL genres.

 

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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 am currently revising novel #3, Buried. The plan is to have it available for the public sometime in 2019.

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 27 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 (our 5 year old enormous black cat who currently weighs 19 pounds) and our year old kitten, Monkey, around the house or hanging out with Charlie, my “partner in crime”.

                       Monkey                                                 Noodle

 

 

 

Appearances

Chicago’s Printer’s Row Lit Fest (2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018)

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

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

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

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

Duncan Manor Blues Bender, Towanda, Illinois (2017)

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

Duncan Manor Spring Open House, Towanda, Illinois (2018)

Cogs & Corsets: A Steampunk Happening, Bloomington, Illinois (2018)

 

 

Writer

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.)

 

 

Presenter

Writing Workshops – Books 2 Benefit – Speaker/Co-Organizer (2018)

 

 

Interviews (other than websites and blogs)

Cabin 7 Radio, Steger, Illinois (2013)

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

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

 

 

Special Reviews from Trade Magazines

Publisher’s Weekly – Starred Review for Track 9 – May 14, 2018 – Link Here

 

 

 

 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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