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.
Some of my publications are available in books like. . .
Destin for Deception, a romantic suspense written with Sandra Tilley available here
"Casting Off" in Untethered available here
"Macchiato Mix Up" published in a Let In Snow available here
"Paddle Through" published in Calliope on here.
"A Royally Rotten Red Day" in Spread Your Wings available on Amazon.
"Harry, a Prince of a Dog" in Nerissa's Celebration available on Amazon.
"Mei Ling's Scents of Adventure" in Herman's Horrible Day available on Amazon.
"Look Out for Fluffkins" in The Whitesail Collection available on Amazon.
And in ezines like. . .
"Prince of Chumulot" published in Guardian Angel Kids.
"The Duck Family Reunion" published in Guardian Angel Kids.
"Percy and the Persnickey Plate" published in Guardian Angel Kids.
"Do You Always Share" published in Guardian Angel Kids.
"My Fear Wears a Bow" published with Stories for Children.
"What Mess?" published with Stories for Children.