Tell us about you...
Hello, lovely to be here! I’m an audiobook romance fan that has fallen down this online rabbit hole of loving on audiobooks. All this online chatter about audiobooks is done from my home in Peoria, Illinois with the support of an amazing husband and two fur-baby cats. Besides audiobooks, I focus on my crafting hobby of handmade paper cards and naturalized gardening. I also fancy myself a decent home chef so there are always pictures of dinner popping up on my Twitter & IG accounts.
What is your relationship to audiobooks?
I became an avid romance audiobook listener when traveling a lot for work in 2019. One narrator led me to an author which led me to another narrator, which led me to becoming a fangirl, and now I am the lead admin of the Shane East Official Fan Group on Facebook: Shaneiaks. We not only promote his works but created a special segment called Women in Audio to bring female narrators and authors who create audio works in to focus for fans.
What made you decide to follow me?
I found Marnye via Twitter when I listened to an early release of TJ London’s “The Tory” and wanted to rave about the stunning performance by all the cast. Marnye really stood out in her role as Celeste – a very intriguing character that I cannot wait to hear more from in the next audiobook. Then I discovered Audio Sorceress and all the fantastic work of the Production Company!
Who is your favorite literary character?
The older I get the more I see the impact reading Corrie Ten Boom’s autobiographical story “The Hiding Place” at a young age had on my belief system. Reading the heroic story of surviving the concentration camps as a prisoner for opening her home to those in need – how can I replicate that same openness and support for people in my life.
What is your favorite quote?
“People’s responses are about themselves.” – Everyone carries their own perceptions in their heart and mind and those views color how they respond to you. If you read or hear something said and you feel negatively about it, is it a negative or are you reading too much into that because of your preconceived notions? Step back. Breathe. And I’m trying to take some of my own advice every day!
How can we get in touch with you?
I would love to chat about all things audiobooks and people can find me via Twitter (@SuziVanderham) or join the fun in Shaneiaks: