Sue Dent began publishing in 2005 by self-publishing her debut novel Never Ceese, the first in her Thirsting for Blood Series, after working with professional editor Arlene Robinson. In 2006 Dent secured a traditional publisher. That same year, Never Ceese made the Bram Stoker preliminary ballot for Superior Achievement in a First Novel.
“I highly recommend it and I can’t recommend it enough!” wrote Nicholas Grabowsky author of Halloween IV who invited Dent to join him as a guest at the World Horror Convention in Toronto Canada.
A review by horror author W. D. Gagliani of Wolf’s Trap appeared at HorrorWorld.com who likened Dent’s vampire and werewolf to the characters Felix and Oscar of the television sitcom the Odd Couple by writing, "Can a persnickety vampire and an uncouth werewolf share a Welsh castle without driving each other crazy?" (Cue pipe organ version of The Odd Couple theme.)
And even New York Times Best Selling author and author of Fireproof, Eric Wilson chimed in with a four star review solidifying rumors that Dent’s work appealed to readers from a very closed and exclusive market—the evangelical Christian audience. And to drive that point home, without any indication that an award was eminent, Never Ceese was voted #1 Christian Horror at BestHorror.com over authors who in fact write for that audience such as Ted Dekker and Frank Peretti.
Dent’s first traditional publisher went under and all copies of Never Ceese were liquidated meaning no money would be made by the author for the sale of any of the remaining inventory. Dent was immediately picked up by another traditional publisher however and penned Forever Richard, the second in her Thirsting for Blood Series. Out of the gate, it earned a resounding review from MaryAnn Boo a reviewer at the British Fantasy Society. “Thought provoking . . . well worth the wait!” The review was printed in Prism the BFS’s official magazine and went on to make the 2009 British Fantasy Society long-list. Unfortunately, that publisher went under as well.
In 2009 author and friend Nicholas Grabowsky offered to help Dent out and republished her Thirsting for Blood Series under a two year contract. Dent took him up on his offer and scribed Electric Angel. “Simply Brilliant,” came the initial review from Maryann Boo deemed too short to post. So she scribed another review equally as stunning.
Dent moved on after her two year contracts were up with Black Bed Sheet Books, has allowed Nicholas Grabowsky to continue to distribute those editions published under BBS, and has set up her own publishing company. In March 2014, S D Enterprises re-released Electric Angel with a star-studded cover that boasts Grabowsky’s original front cover design incorporating Gothic Illusionist Master Ron Fitzgerald as the electrical entity, photo taken by the amazing Jim Sorfleet of SnS Photos and added actor Dave Vescio as the Fritz Anderson, the villain. “Mr. Outrageous” Al Burke portrays Officer John Slayer. Dent will also re-release Never Ceese in August of 2014 with cover model and “scream queen” Melanie Robel gracing the cover. Forever Richard won’t be far behind that. Until that time Dent’s books can be purchased through her official distributor Black Bed Sheet Books wherever books are sold. Signed copies are available through AuthorSueDent.com.
Dent has attended several cons where she participated in panels and readings of her work. Her recent story Electric Angel earned a book blurb from three-time Bram Stoker finalists Canadian Horror Author Nancy Kilpatrick.