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Suzanne van Rooyen

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I'm a queer author with a penchant for the dark and strange. I primarily write SFF but enjoy literary writing as well.

When not writing, I teach music at an international school, climb, eat anything involving peanut butter, and serve the whims of my shiba inu.
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Scardust is a stand-alone, but I wouldn't be against writing more about Raleigh in the future ;)(less)
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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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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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Dee Thanks for adding me!!


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Midu Hadi Thanks for the invite!


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