I'm teaching two classes coming up at Lawson Writing Academy:
Welcome. I'm so glad you stopped by.
I'm Suzanne Purvis, a writer and artist transplanted from Canada to the often unnoticed, and sometimes forgotten coast of the Florida Panhandle. Wedged up against Alabama and Georgia, the Deep South oozes into this corner of Florida, and once you visit you won't want to leave. That's what happened to me. Hard to resist the sweet tea, sweeter accents, the sugar white beaches, and turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
I write fiction of the long, short, and flash variety for both children and adults, usually with a touch or more of humor. I've garnered a few awards including first place in the University of Toronto, Trinity College Short Fiction Contest, first place in RWA Launch a Star Contest, Honorable Mention in the Bethlehem Writer's Roundtable, and third place in Women Who Write Short Fiction Contest. Inspiration abounds in my house overflowing with teenagers, dogs and a hero of a husband.
* Macchiato Mix Up was published in a Let In Snow in print and ebook available on Amazon here
* "Prince of Chumulot" by Suzanne Purvis published in Guardian Angel Kids April 2015
* My winning short story "Macchiato Mix Up", and my Top Ten List of Inspirational Writer's Quotes are featured here at Bethlehem Writer's Roundtable for the month of September.
* Destined for Deception written by Suzanne Purvis and Sandra Tilley released in a boxed set of 4 sweet romances now available on Amazon here
* Suzanne Purvis won Honorable Mention in the Bethlehem Writer's Roundtable 2014 Short Fiction Contest with "Macchiato Mix Up" coming soon.
* Destined for Deception, a romantic suspense novella by Suzanne Purvis and Sandra Tilly, on Amazon
* Watch the trailer here for Destined for Deception by Suzanne Purvis and Sandra Tilly
* Calliope 2013 is now available here at Amazon with Suzanne Purvis's YA short "Paddle Through"
* "Paddle Through" written by Suzanne Purvis won third place in 2013 Women Who Write Short Fiction Contest and will appear in an upcoming anthology. Stay tuned for release date.
* "A Royally Rotten Red Day" by Suzanne Purvis, a story first conceived ten years ago, revised and revised and
revised, is now published. Find it in Spread Your Wings in the kindle edition and print on Amazon.
* Suzanne Purvis won Honorable Mention in the Bethlehem Writer's Roundtable 2013 Short Fiction Contest with "SARS Season." You can read the story here.
* "Mei Ling's Scents of Adventure" by Suzanne Purvis has made it into print. Knowonder! Herman's Horrible Day available here on Amazon.
* "Harry, a Prince of a Dog " by Suzanne Purvis has made it into print. Another knowonder! book on Amazon. Nerissa's Celebration Volume 3.
* "Look Out for Fluffkins" by Suzanne Purvis is available in print on Amazon in a collection by knowonder!
The White Sail Collection. Also available as a free read here.
* "Bait and Hook" by Suzanne Purvis won the University of Toronto Trinity College Alumni Short Fiction Contest
* "The Duck Family Reunion" published with Guardian Angel Kids.
* "My Fear Wears a Bow" published with Stories for Children.
Please, browse my website. Visit my blog. Enjoy some of my links. I love hearing from you, so drop me a line using the contact page.