Sue Mydliak was born in Flint, Michigan. Came to Illinois when she was a little girl and graduated from Downers Grove South. It wasn't until the book Twilight came out did she develop her interest in writing. It was then in 2011, that her first book, Birthright, was published and made best seller the first week it was out. This lead her to make Birthright into a Trilogy. She has written two other books, Night Games and an anniversary book, Forever, which is Birthright's story, but whose story line is different and geared more for adults. She is currently writing two other books, Eternal and Secrets and has finished illustrating a new children's book, JellyBean Turns Three (see her Children's book website, http://susiebbooks.strikingly.com/)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Candra's Past

When I first started to write Birthright, I didn't research a background for my main character, I just had an idea as to what it might have been, and as I wrote it just came to me. So, now that its done, I still don't have a set background for her or her family, only that they are obsessed with her and now I have to figure out why...one would think I should have thought of this long time ago no? But I'm a type A personality and I just dive in without thinking full out what I'm doing and hope that things will turn out for the best and they usually do!

But now that I'm doing a sequel, I REALLY need to know her background as well as her families. So, after much dilly dallying this morning, I finally went, headache and all. I found one entry, a Vampire Encyclopedia. The book is thick, I'm not talking a few inches thick, like as thick as Harry Potter's last book thick. I felt defeated, but I sat down at the table, pen and paper ready to go and I page through the many pages...starting at page 568. I turn page after page, some insightful, others, just nothing, after about ten minutes, I'm ready to give up. My headache is getting worse and I"m hungry.

I decide to look at the Romanian Vampire seeing how Kane speaks to Candra in that language (spoiler). I look up, mouth wide open, actually gaping and I mouth, "O M G". I found what I needed, the EXACT information that pieces what I wrote and will aid in the sequel perfectly.
I'm like, "LUNCH!"

I'm out the door, eyes pounding, but happy and I come home, to find a package. My silk painting equipment arrived, YAY again! It's a great day!

Now, I can begin my sequel. All is right with the world!

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