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Suzanne van Rooyen

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in Johannesburg, South Africa
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I'm a genderqueer non-binary author with a penchant for the dark and strange. I primarily write SFF but enjoy literary writing as well. (Pronouns she or they)

When not writing, I teach music at an international school, climb, eat anything involving peanut butter, and serve the whims of my shiba inu.

Since I'm now publishing as Xan van Rooyen, you can find my latest stories and novels by following the link under 'influences' in my profile.
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Suzanne van Rooyen Sorry! I was so sure I answered this but Goodreads doesn't seem to think so :(

Scardust is a stand-alone, but I wouldn't be against writing more about …more
Sorry! I was so sure I answered this but Goodreads doesn't seem to think so :(

Scardust is a stand-alone, but I wouldn't be against writing more about Raleigh in the future ;)(less)
Suzanne van Rooyen Thank you so much for reading I Heart Robot! I can't say too much at the moment but there may be something in the works... ;) I would love to write mo…moreThank you so much for reading I Heart Robot! I can't say too much at the moment but there may be something in the works... ;) I would love to write more about Quinn!(less)
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“The universe doesn’t always give us what we want.’
‘You’re right. Sometimes it gives us what we need.”
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“My past might be the scattered shrapnel of a detonated grenade, but Raleigh is the truth of my Now.”
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“I feel empty, like a black-hole that's forgotten it was once a star.”
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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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Piper Vaughn Thanks for the friend request!


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Micheline Thanks for the friend-vite! I look forward to sharing book love :)


♥nafi~hateandbehatedon~♥ ;3 idk??? yhea! where currently reading the same book! what do you think about it!??


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H.A. Thanks for the request!


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Dee Thanks for adding me!!


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Midu Hadi Thanks for the invite!


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