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True Love


Fifty and Counting

I am a proud member of the Write On Joliet writers group. (By the way, everyone who fancies him or herself a creative type should belong to a group like this for many reasons, but mostly for the commiseration between those likewise tortured…)

Each month, we challenge ourselves to write about a special theme, to try a new writing style, etc.

Appropriately for Valentines, the February assignment was to write something about “true love”. Here is mine.

True Love

Where to find true love

in a world that crowns

its hatred King?

Certainly not in

the links of bondage

keeping us chained

 to our shared


Not in the hissing

blue death clouds snaking

through the lungs of

six million

and more.

Or the furious

treads of war, grinding


in the mud

of Time.

Not in the mother’s

stinging tears shed for

a child lost to

the gangster’s


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The Red Tower

The Red Tower is my latest novel that will be due out next October 2017. It’s about a young girl, who wakes up one morning to find that her parents are gone. Yeah, I know, sounds similar to my trilogy, Birthright, where Candra loses her parents as well, but this time it’s not about vampires. I thought I’d try my hand at a normal story, nothing paranormal and hopefully it’ll be just as exciting, if not, magical.

I’ll keep you updated on it as the days, weeks, months go by.

Got to get back to my writing!

ECM-A Darker Dawn Ezine

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My Art work is in this fabulous ezine! As  you can see my name, Sue Midlock, is on the front cover! Get your copy today! You won’t be disappointed.


ECMNetwork Magazine is an online horror, dark fantasy, and science fiction magazine. You’ll find dark tales to keep you awake at night. Your blood will run cold. You’ll find yourself entering places unknown. Maybe we’ll even bring you back to a nostalgic time when you watched the Twilight Zone as a kid. Discover worlds never explored before. Befriend weird, unexplained creatures, masters of darkness, terrors in the night.


You who stand for all that is good

Delivering your messages of right and wrong

Hath given me an injustice.

You donned your mask, your falsehood so well

That even I was played the fool, and  yet

I let  you trick me again, and again.

I am such an idiot, for believing your sordid excuses

and feeling maybe, just maybe

I may make a difference in a sea of learners

despite you.


I wrote this after I had gotten home from a most difficult day at work.

It wasn’t so much that the students who I have come to know and have

put my faith in were giving me a rough time. No. For they were angels.

I had given my resignation. I will  not be returning, and it is sad. For I have worked

there for eight long years, with many successes. I’ve seen students whose dreams

were nothing more than just that…dreams, but have now come to life and it is a

glorious feeling. I am proud to have been a part of that success.



Writing difficulties

In keeping with my plan to get my anniversary book out by this summer…not quite sure about that one. The thing is this, when writing for young adults, to have to keep it pretty much PG or PG 13, but with this anniversary book, is for the adults.

Now, those of you who have read Birthright, the first book of my series, the anniversary is a take off of that, but darker, and more for the adults. I am finding this difficult, because it’s coming off more like trying to be dark, and failing miserably.

I’ve got some good stuff, but I want it more Anne Rice style. I recently watch Queen of the Damn, Anne Rice, and it was creepy and dark. THIS is how I have to write it. So, I’m thinking I need to watch more vampire movies that are rated R.  Not X or anything explicit sexual wise, just down to earth SCAREY.

So, I’ll keep you posted. I haven’t done much due to health issues and that I was in a car accident. Not my fault. Which brings me to this, please, please do not TEXT and DRIVE. That’s what happened to me. Some young woman plowed right into my rear bumper…I was stopped at the light. Needless to say, it’s been a month and I’m still having issues.

Anyway, I’ll keep you posted on how the book is doing, maybe give a clipping or two of what I’ve got so far.

The Lady

My latest creation.

Anniversary of Birthrights Publishing

I, as usual, have been in ill-health and have not had the time to be posting interesting posts on here, but today, I am somewhat better so here it goes.

I am in the process of writing a special anniversary book, dedicated to Birthright. It’ll be Birthright, but more adult and extremely dark.

Now I know, that when Stephanie Meyer did her novel, marking the anniversary of Twilight, she wrote Twilight all over again, same words and everything, but the only difference was the characters were flipped. Bella was a guy, and Edward a girl and so on, and so forth. I’m sorry to say it wasn’t good, in fact, boring.

I will not be doing that with my novel, marking Birthrights five year anniversary. It’ll show Kane in his true form, pure vampire like the kind you see in Underworld, know of that movie? It’s great if you haven’t seen it.

So, to my fans, I hope you will like this version. If so, please, please, PLEASE, review! In fact, if you have read my whole trilogy, give me a review on here! Just go to the tab marked “Reviews” and leave your review comment.

Also, I”m not sure what to title this special novel, so I’m asking, give me your thoughts. The title that I pick, that person will receive a free copy of it!  So, start sending  in your thoughts for a title!

Burgoo Fest a success!

I know I have been gone for some time from my site, but health issues, plus, a very busy life, has kept me from coming on here and keeping you all up to date.

Yesterday, was Burgoo Fest, in Utica, Illinois. It’s also where my Trilogy takes place. So, I have a huge fan base there who seek me out to get their next copy from…as one refers me to them, ‘their author.’ It was a huge success, bigger than last year, and I’m finding this success satisfying. I know every new author out there wishes their book to become a movie, but I have come to grips with that and know mine will never, but I’m happy just to have a fan base and those loving my writing, but I was confronted with a lady with the question of, “What are my beliefs?”

In this business of book signing, you meet a lot of people, which is the fun part, but then you meet some others that make you wonder. Her question had me baffled. I wasn’t sure if she was meaning belief in Vampires or what? But she soon clarified that the beliefs was in reference to God. Finding it odd that I should be asked such a question, but proudly told her that I believe in God and his son Jesus Christ, but what did this have to do with my books? She wondered why a Christian would be writing about the Dark stuff, and doesn’t that go against my religion?

It was a valid question, but an easy one to answer. I told her my writings have nothing to do with my beliefs. I will always be Christian, I was a Religious Education teacher for eight years, and I am still a Eucharistic Minister to this day. I also told her that what I write is just a hobby.

She seemed receptive to my answer and told me of a friend of hers, that is writing books, but goes through eBay, and wanted to know how to help her go a different route publishing her books. I told her about Createspace, and how it works, and that I have had a successful time with them.

After the event at Burgoo was over, I did some thinking, and that what I write about, Vampires, isn’t against religion. It isn’t Satan, it’s a fictional character. I’m not ‘following’ it, I’m not honoring it, nor am I bowing down to it, I’m just writing stories about it. Now, if I were writing about Satan, which is real, and believing in him and his works, then this woman would be right.

Vampires are fictional, they are a soulless human. Human at one time in their life, made in the likeness of Christ, but made different by a Vampire.

To end this post, I’d just like to say, that what you write, especially if its about paranormal, or other ‘Dark’ creatures, is that you write because it’s your passion. It is your way to give back to those of us who love to read, a place to go to, when the world outside is so difficult and uncaring at times. Write to your hearts content! Write, and live your dreams through your words, and let others enjoy it as well. For it is in our writings, we create a world that is full of wonderful adventures, glorious lands, filled with many creatures, beautiful and ugly.

“Write your dreams.”

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