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/)

Friday, May 6, 2011

The Softer side of an author...

This isn't about vampires, romance or wolves, boring I know, but in this case...not so.

I was doing some reflecting, of things that I had gone through, and things that are happening around me...death. Many good friends of mine are going through tough times,although I can't name, names, because...well, just because. But what is happening to them, I, myself, have experienced...death, cancer. Cancer so many times I can't count.

Anyway, I was watching "Vampire Diaries" and Elena lost her only parent she had left, Jen. Yes, its just a t.v. show, but seeing Elena cry, not externally, but internally...it just got me remembering the loss of my own parents.

Where am I going with this you ask? I write best when I am mad or upset and so I wrote this little poem. It just came to me as I was washing dishes and I had to get it down on paper and out to the void here on my computer.

My father dear
had shed one tear
when I his child
did walk...

Then he did shed
a second tear
when I his child did walk...

And then a third
did he then shed
when I his child
did wed...

And then a tear
one oh so dear
when he my dad
did die...


1 comment:

  1. There is no void on the computer. Only in your heart.

    Take care, my friend.