Suneé Le Roux
This month's featured author is Suneé Le Roux, a South African author of Urban and High Fantasy Short Stories.
Suneé lives with her Welsh husband, a 2-year-old son, and a black Labrador named Loki.
Ever since she was little Suneé has been a voracious reader. She was 10 years old when she first read The Hobbit, after which she devoured The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, and every fantasy book she could lay her hands on. David Eddings, Robert Jordan, Robin Hobb, George RR Martin… She was in love with these fantasy worlds and she 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!).
She soon realised that these books, with their wonderful worlds and their fascinating characters, made her enormously happy, and she wanted nothing more than to create stories of her own that would mean as much to her readers as the stories of her favourite authors meant to her.
Making that dream a reality has been a long journey. Doubts and fears prevented her from sharing her work with others – after all, everyone knew she was a writer, so if she wrote something it had better be bloody good! And what if it weren’t? She couldn’t face the disappointment. And she used the excuse of a busy life whenever anybody asked about her writing.
Then, one day, all that changed. Suneé realised she could no longer live a life unfulfilled. This is her life’s passion and she needed to pursue it. She quit her 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 she's back in the corporate world again, but things are different this time. This time she will continue writing, because she can no longer not write.
Suneé hopes you’ll share this journey with her and hopes you enjoy reading her stories.