Welcome to the first day of Bad Moon Rising! I hope you’re ready for a month full of fun and laughs, interviews that may send chills up your spine, authors familiar and new, and loads of supernatural, horror, paranormal, and thriller books. A new indie author will be featured daily, so I hope you’ll stop by and meet them. Feel free to click those share buttons below to help spread the word throughout the month – the authors and I would appreciate it. Please join in the comments – there tend to be plenty of them during BMR.
Sue Rovens is here to get us started with her recent release, Rage, and she also offers a yummy recipe for roasted pumpkin seeds!
What’s your favorite season of American Horror Story?
It would have to be Season 2. But, full disclosure, after Season 7 I think, it got a little too tongue-in-cheek for me. The show became something other than what I had anticipated (and hoped for), so I stopped watching it.
Would you rather dunk for apples or carve a Jack o’ lantern?
Pumpkin carving! The seeds are great (and loaded with fiber). Lay the seeds and the goo on a sprayed baking sheet, hit them with some salt, and cook them at 350 degrees until brown and hard. Really good stuff. (some folks add butter)
If you watch horror movies, are you the person who yells at the characters, covers your eyes, or falls asleep?
Yes, depending on the movie. 😊
How do you celebrate when you finish writing a book?
Start reading again! When I’m “in the writing process” I stop reading fiction for the most part. I don’t want any other author style to influence me if I can help it. I will read non-fiction during that time, but everything else gets put to the side.
How would you describe your book’s ideal reader?
Great question! The easy answer is anyone who is willing to give my stories a fair chance. I know that my subject matter in many of my books can be tough for some folks. BUT, having said that, I try to come at things from a realistic point of view. I never glorify the bad/dangerous/questionable aspects of my characters. I present them as real and as defective as they are. I don’t pull punches and I don’t make allowances. People (like my characters) DO exist – faults, baggage, and serious problems.
So, long-winded way to the answer: Who would enjoy reading my work? Anyone who is looking for a real window into some flawed characters who are thrown into some creepy/weird/intense situations. ALL my novels run right around 220 pages, so they’re a quick yet suspenseful read.
What are you working on now?
Well, I JUST put Rage out there (my newest novel), so I’m not writing anything new at the moment. I’m fussing around with stuff on my blog (https://suerovens.com) and trying to drum up reviews and ways to spread the word.
I’d like to work up a couple short stories over the next few months and give some submissions a shot. That’s my “immediate” plan for fall.
Thanks so much, Teri! I love BMR and appreciate the opportunity to spread the word 😊
Weston Cross is a bullied and abused man who wants nothing more than to escape from his agonizing mental anguish and excruciating misery. After a harrowing brush with death, he discovers a better way to twist his depression and self-despair into something different…something sinister.
Lindsay Yager, the therapist assigned to help Weston with his internal battles, is fighting her own demons. On the verge of a nasty divorce, she finds solace at the bottom of a bottle. Her anger and vitriol take no prisoners, even when lives are at stake – including her own.
Depression sets the stage, but RAGE will have the final say.
(Available NOW – Paperback AND Kindle)
Sue Rovens is an indie suspense/horror author who hails from Normal, Illinois. She has written four novels and two books of short horror stories.
Track 9, her second novel, snagged a starred review in Publisher’s Weekly (May 2018), her short story, “Coming Over”, from her book, In a Corner, Darkly (Volume 1) was turned into a screenplay and short student indie film by the theater department of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and another short story, “When the Earth Bled”, won 2nd place in the Support Indie Authors short story contest earlier this year. Her two most recent books (Buried and Rage) are under Plump Toad Press.
Sue owns a blog (suerovens.com) which includes interviews with authors, musicians, podcasters, and artists. She is an Executive Producer for an indie (short) horror film which is currently in production called “Let’s Do Things that Make Us Happy”. Sue is also a co-host and story writer for the new horror podcast, Ye Olde Terror Inn.
She is a member of The Chicago Writers Association and the Alliance for Independent Authors (ALLi).
Website/Social Media – https://suerovens.com
Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/Sue-Rovens/e/B009PCPQUS