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 poetry and fiction of the long, short, and flash variety for both children and adults, usually with a touch 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, first place the Bethlehem Writer's Roundtable, and third place in Women Who Write Short Fiction Contest.
I love connecting and helping writers along the wild, sometimes weary, writerly journey
and I teach workshops and offer private editing. Feel free to contact me.
I will be leading two in-person workshops: Revision Tips and Brilliant Blurbs at the Midland Texas Writer's Conference October 7th and 8th, 2022
My personal essay: "A Cow Died and the Barista Cried" is published in Pure Slush Anthology.