STATS FOR SUZANNE:
Married: 34 years (married 1982)
Born: Fairfield, CA
Grew up in: San Diego, CA and Carlsbad, CA.
Lives in: Magnolia, Arkansas
Have also lived in: Guam (as a baby); Long Island, NY (82-86); El Paso, TX (86-87); Normal, IL (87-89); Riverside, CA (89-97); Lubbock, TX (97-01); Tuscaloosa, AL (01-10); Columbus, GA (11-13), and Honolulu, HI (13-16). We have moved a lot due to my husband's job. Of the past places we've lived, Honolulu was my favorite, San Diego second favorite.
Maiden Name: Suzanne Marie McGlone
Siblings: 3 brothers (Pat, David and Stephen)
Parents: both deceased
Pet: BugsDog (deceased now) Getting a new doggy soon!
Schooling: I went to many different colleges. I graduated with my B.A. in Liberal Arts at University of New York at Stony Brook in 1987. I briefly worked toward getting an MA in music and an education certificate, but I didn't finish either. I just started in the Mass Communications (Mass Media) degree this semester at Southern Arkansas University to get my second B.A.
Job history: I worked at many restaurants, stores, and fast food places during college; then I was a teacher for two years 1989-1991; I also did many temp jobs, substitute teaching, and office work.
My best job was at Ask Jeeves (also known as Ask.com). I was hired by founder and friend David Warthen to help develop the database and web site. Later, I was the "Voice of Jeeves" as their only customer service person, answering questions via email. I worked there until the end of 2000 when the company had financial problems and laid off 1/4 of their workers.
I started my own company while I was at Ask Jeeves, The TV MegaSite, Inc. I enjoy working at home. It has lots of perks like getting free DVD's and letting me interview TV actors, writers, directors and producers!
When we lived in Hawaii, I had a second job as a professional singer a local rock band. It was a lot of fun. It was called the All Natural Band, and we did oldies from mostly the 50's and 60's. Then some of the members had a falling out and the band sort of fell apart. I started taking guitar lessons in September 2015 until we left Hawaii June 2106 That was great and I got to sing and play two songs at the Hard Rock in Waikiki with my teacher and his band (other students performed, too). I plan to keep up with the guitar and singing. Hopefully one day I'll try again with a band. You can see some of my songs by myself, with the band, and in concert in my YouTube channel. Also, check out my Music History.
Personal history: The first 25 years of my life were not great, but the last 25 have been wonderful!
My family was very poor when I was growing up. My dad was an alcoholic that was seldom around. My mom died when I was 10. I was in a foster home during my teen years, and then I was on food stamps for a while after I moved out on my own. I married my high school sweetheart, David, in 1982. We moved to New York for college then.
Notable: My family helped start the San Diego Comic-Con in 1970, which is now a huge media event. My three brothers were on the original committees and my mom helped type up the first program.
I come from a dysfunctional family of scifi and comic book geeks. I'm a direct person but have learned over time, thanks to my husband and some maturity, to have better social skills. Lately I've realized that I argue too much on Facebook, so I'm trying to be less argumentative. :)
Hobbies: Singing, webpage-making, karaoke, guitar playing, collecting, reading, watching TV and movies, traveling, drawing and more. Singing is my passion! I've been online since 94 and I've been singing since childhood (plus I had many years of voice lessons). I've sung in many choirs and done tons of karaoke, and have wanted for years to join a rock band, which I did for a while!
What I do: I spend a lot of time on the computer - mostly working on my sites, answering email and social network. I don't have a lot of time to edit suzann.com. I am usually working on The TV MegaSite.
I try to walk or go to the gym. We travel quite often for fun and for his work conferences.
Heatlh: I am diabetic; I have IBS, many allergies, a bad back (2 herniated disks) and RLS. Perpetually dieting! I lost 25 lbs. in 2008 and kept most of it off...more to go!
This page updated 3/18/17