Let Me Introduce You to Suzanne Burke

I’m part of a fabulous organization for writers called Rave Reviews Book Club (or RRBC). This group’s primary focus is forging relationships between writers, and between writers and readers. What I most love about it is that it reminds us to be generous with our support of authors. To that end, this week they are sponsoring a “Pay It Forward” week, where we don’t promote ourselves, but rather other talented writers and supportive readers.Pay It Forward

Suzanne BurkeToday, it is my pleasure to pay the support forward to Suzanne Burke (known to friends and family as Soooz), a sixty-something author who resides in beautiful Sydney, Australia.

Suzanne’s non-fiction books Empty Chairs and Faint Echoes of Laughter were written under the pen name Stacey Danson. They are now available on her Amazon page and deal with deplorable and horrific situations of abuse and homelessness.

Given her upbringing, it is so heartening to know that this is how she now describes herself: “I am spontaneous and highly combustible; I love being with my family and close friends, I laugh loud … and often.” Who doesn’t love an energetic woman with such a zest for life, particularly after such a history?

In addition to her compelling non-fiction work, Soooz also writes fiction. She delights in writing dark thrillers with heavy psychological overtones that aren’t for the faint of heart. They are fast paced and quite brutal, and because of that (or in spite of it?), she’s pleased they have started to resonate.

Soooz would love it (and I’d love to pay it forward to her) if you’d visit her online. You can find her links scattered above, or just click here: Website | Facebook | Twitter.

S Burke           Stacey Danson

 

 

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24 Comments Add yours

  1. ~Mar says:

    What a great post!! Thanks so much for sharing Staci! So wonderful to learn more about you, Soooz!! 🙂

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  2. Such a lovely post for Suzanne, Staci! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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    1. Staci Troilo says:

      Happy to do it. Thanks for stopping by!

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      1. Soooz says:

        Thanks, so much Natalie. I’m thrilled with this lovely presentation of my work.

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  3. jinlobify says:

    Hi Suzzane, I see that some of your books are on sale. I normally don’t let a sale pass me by, so here we go. :D. I am going to put those two books on my Kindle, Yay! Thank you Staci for hosting her.

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    1. Staci Troilo says:

      So glad to have done so. She’s amazing!

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      1. Soooz says:

        Joy that is such a lovely way to start my day! Thank you.

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  4. D.E.Howard says:

    Nothing to do with the books but 60-something?? Really?? Sooz you look amazing (unless that is a really old photo 😉 )

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    1. Staci Troilo says:

      I think she’s just a natural beauty, D. E.

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      1. Soooz says:

        I have to fess up, that photo was when I was 58, and I’m now 62. It’s truly one of the only photographs I would ever share…(Gotta love those flukey ones) Some days I swear I look like the southern end of a north bound camel.

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  5. annemargaretmanay says:

    Sounds to me like we need to have a party at Soooz’s house. 🙂

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    1. Staci Troilo says:

      Who doesn’t love a party? Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

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      1. Soooz says:

        Whoo-hoo! Did somebody say PARTY! One of my favorite things to do is have a few close friends over and enjoy each others company.

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  6. Mae Clair says:

    Hi Soooz and Staci! Sooz, it’s taken me a while, but I think I have finally gotten the number of o’s in your nickname right. I think I was shortchanging you in that department in the past, LOL. I hope you are having a wonderful PIF week! Wishing you (and Staci) a wonderful Friday. RRBC is wonderful in its support of authors!

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    1. Staci Troilo says:

      Thanks, Mae. Enjoy your weekend!

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      1. Soooz says:

        Hi, Mae! Yup you nailed it with the nickname … it’s a drawn out Sooooooz…normally accompanied by a face plant.

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  7. Jan Hawke says:

    Lovely showcase for Soooz, Staci! 😀 Hope you both have a terrific day ladies – tweeting for you now 😉

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      1. Soooz says:

        Thanks so much, Jan. Staci has done such a lovely feature, I am utterly delighted.

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  8. John Holt says:

    We have never met, but I am proud to call Soooz a friend. Always ready to help others, and always (well almost always) with a smile, she has shown great courage in telling her story. Soooz I wish you every success for the future.

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    1. Staci Troilo says:

      What a lovely testimony to her, John. Thank you for sharing.

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      1. Soooz says:

        Oh, John, you are such a lovely friend. Thank you so very much for stopping by to offer your support. Big hugs, Amigo.

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  9. Soooz says:

    Staci! What a wonderful post. Thanks so much, I appreciate the time and energy you put in to supporting myself and my work. Koala Hugs from Sydney 🐨

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    1. Staci Troilo says:

      Koala hugs? I never had those before, but I LOVE the idea! Wishing you a wonderful end to Pay-It-Forward week.

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