Hi! My name is Suneé and I write urban and high fantasy stories! I live in South Africa with my Welsh husband, a 4-year-old son, and a black Labrador named Loki.
Ever since I was little I’ve been a voracious reader. I was 10 years old when I first read The Hobbit, after which I devoured The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, and every fantasy book I could lay my hands on. David Eddings, Robert Jordan, Robin Hobb, George RR Martin… I was in love with these fantasy worlds and I would have done anything to be able to live in them (which of course, led to a love for MMORPG games, but we won’t talk about that right now!).
I soon realised that these books, with their wonderful worlds and their fascinating characters, made me enormously happy, and I wanted nothing more than to create stories of my own that would mean as much to my readers as the stories of my favourite authors meant to me.
Making that dream a reality has been a long journey. Doubts and fears prevented me from sharing my work with others – after all, everyone knew I was a writer, so if I wrote something it had better be bloody good! And what if it weren’t? I couldn’t face the disappointment. And I used the excuse of a busy life whenever anybody asked about my writing.
Then, one day, all that changed. I realised I could no longer live a life unfulfilled. This is my life’s passion and I needed to pursue it. I quit my full-time job and spent half a year writing for a living. Unfortunately, while this was creatively satisfying, it didn’t pay the bills, so I’m back in the corporate world again, but things are different this time. This time I will continue writing, because I can no longer NOT write.
I hope you’ll share this journey with me and I hope you enjoy reading my stories.