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Suzanne van Rooyen

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I'm a YA author with a penchant for the dark and strange. I primarily write speculative fiction but enjoy literary writing as well. I occasionally delve into adult genres too.

I'm a musician and have a Master's degree in music, but I prefer writing strange stories, baking peanut butter cupcakes and playing with my shiba inu.

I'm repped by Jordy Albert of the Booker Albert Agency.

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Suzanne van Rooyen Being able to do what I love every day and to set my own schedule. Yes, there are days when I stay in my pyjamas all day and don't leave the house at…moreBeing able to do what I love every day and to set my own schedule. Yes, there are days when I stay in my pyjamas all day and don't leave the house at all. Those are usually my best writing days.(less)
Suzanne van Rooyen I'm currently working on a New Adult novel featuring a male bisexual protagonist. It's a retelling of sorts, but that's all I'm saying ;)
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Obscura Burning
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Dragon's Teeth
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The Other Me
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I Heart Robot
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While the theme of this one is a little belated, I hope you’ll still enjoy my latest short story: The Machinery of Xmas. This story was written at least two years ago, but finally found a home with the awesomely … Continue reading →
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So much to like about this book, but there were a few things that troubled me about it too. Overall, I really loved the prose style, but can't get past a few of the problems in the story.
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“I cannot express it; but surely you and everybody have a notion that there is or should be an existence of yours beyond you. What were the use of my creation, if I were entirely contained here? My great miseries in this world have been Heathcliff's miseries, and I watched and felt each from the beginning: my great thought in living is himself. If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger: I should not seem a part of it. My love for Linton is like the foliage in the woods: time will change it, I'm well aware, as winter changes the trees. My love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneath: a source of little visible delight, but necessary. Nelly, I am Heathcliff! He's always, always in my mind: not as a pleasure, any more than I am always a pleasure to myself, but as my own being.”
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Juliew. Thanks for adding me to your friend list,Suzanne!


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Robin Clark Hello Suzanne, I am really happy we have connected.

Thank you for adding me to your friend's list - it was very nice of you. I look forward to reading your book reviews, comments, and recommendations. Keep living the good life! If you want to review any of my books, please let me know :)

Peace and happiness be with you,
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