Fresh from a Publisher’s Weekly starred review of her second novel, Track 9, which follows a couple trapped in a haunted train station in Germany, Sue was already fine-tuning her third book. Buried came out earlier this year from Plump Toad Press. Fans are already discovering the secrets behind this latest tome about a hoarder who lives next to a funeral home, as well as the necrophiliac who works there.

Sue also has two collections of short stories, one of which made a splash of its own. Her story “Coming Over” from In a Corner, Darkly: Volume One, was taken and adapted by the Southern Illinois University theater department and turned into a short film.

Last year, Sue branched out and created Tales of Terror: Live!—a multi-media event held at nightshop in Bloomington, Illinois. The three-hour spectacular featured speakers, podcasters, a music DJ, authors, and ghost hunters—entertaining a full-capacity crowd for the Halloween season. Tales of Terror: Live 2! is coming again in 2020.

Sue, who is a current member of The Chicago Writers Association and The Alliance for Independent Authors (ALLi), has written for (the now defunct) e-zines, Machinations into Madness and The Grim Seer Society. She has also been a contributing author on Golden Linings II: More Tiny Tales about Pets, for Pets, which is due out this month (July 2019) and wrote the article “Planning for a Successful Book Fair” for ALLi.

Aside from working full time at Illinois State University, Sue has had the opportunity to showcase her books throughout the Midwest. Some of her key appearances include:

Printer’s Row Lit Fest   Chicago, Illinois

Barnes & Noble, Rockford, Illinois

ChambanaCon, Normal, Illinois

Princeton Public Library

Duncan Manor Blues Bender, Towanda, Illinois

Bloomington Public Library Author Fest, Bloomington, Illinois

Cogs & Corsets: A Steampunk Happening, Bloomington, Illinois

Spirits of the Past: A Haunted History Tour

The Book Nook   Peoria, Illinois

Barrington Area Public Library   Barrington, Illinois

Sue hosts a blog where you can purchase all her books, read interviews from over 110 authors from several different genres, and discover some other artists in the entertainment field. Visit to learn more.

She will have all five of her books available for purchase (as well as some fun and fantastic Plump Toad Press items!) during the Halloween Flea Market.

Sue Rovens

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