This year, we're doing "Reader Spotlight" posts on a bi-weekly basis. We want to feature readers who have been actively following CLC for a while. We're hoping you can get to know some new friends this way. One of the joys of having CLC is that readers have connected with each other, as a result. That's one of the reasons it was started up in the first place...to bring chick lit fans together from all over the world! We've made some amazing friends because of this blog and we hope you'll get to do so too!
If you'd like to be spotlighted sometime this year, please contact us.
See our previous Reader Spotlight posts.
Note from Melissa A: Suzanne started posting comments on CLC earlier this year and she just seemed really nice. I could tell how much she lives for reading and I even have visited her blog, which is very dynamic. She has a lot of giveaways too, for both books and swag. She usually blogs as Lavender, a fictional character, but sometimes she'll blog as herself too. I also like the name of the city she lives by. ;)
Visit her at Facebook, and Twitter.
Location: The Amsterdam area in the Netherlands. I'm living in a beautiful seaside village.
How did you find Chick Lit Central?
I read about it on Twitter and then started following the website. I love reading reviews and I'm always looking for new book recommendations.
What are your top FIVE favorite chick lit novels of all time?
These are the five chick lit novels that I can read over and over again.
1. Ten Years On by Alice Peterson
2. P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern
3. The Life List by Lori Nelson Spielman
4. Twelve Days of Christmas by Trisha Ashley
5. The French for Always by Fiona Valpy
What do you do when you're not reading?
I try to work on my books as often as I can. I'm currently writing my first book in English, which is a YA novel. I've finished a novel in Dutch and am going to do one last revision before sending it to either an agent or a publisher. I try come up with stories on a daily basis for my blog. I've started this a few months ago to share free fiction with everyone who wants to read it. I also write positive reviews about the books that I love. I studied literature and marketing of books about twelve years ago. My whole life revolves around books which is exactly the way I like it.
In my free time I like hanging out with my friends and family. I'm married to my high school sweetheart and we've been together for almost 18 years. We share a passion for good food and great wines and we are the proud owners of the Gault & Millau guides of several different countries. I'm in love with France and that is where we go as often as possible, which usually means a few times a year. I like fashion and beauty and spend a lot of time shopping online to find something great to wear. I've got a pretty good life, there's only one thing that isn't going very well and that's my health.