BookExpo America

Javits Center 655 W 34th St, New York

Author Appearance. Book signing at 10 am June 1, 2018 at the Blackstone booth.

Library Journal Day of Dialog

Library Journal 123 William St., Suite 802, New York

Susan will be speaking on a women’s memoir panel. Join Library Journal for the most anticipated librarian-only gathering of the year.

Flathead River Writers Conference

Flathead Valley Community College 777 Grandview Dr., Kalispell

Authors of the Flathead.  Author Appearance with Susan and her publisher, Blackstone.

Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association (PNBA) Tradeshow

Hotel Murano 1320 Broadway, Tacoma

Friday 9/28 at noon, Susan will be speaking on a panel called “AUTHORS ON THE MAP” lunch. AOM features newer NW authors who have written potential breakout books.  Susan will be signing her book.

Casey’s Whitefish

Casey's Whitefish 101 Central Avenue, Whitefish

Book Launch Event October 2, 2018. At 7:15 Susan takes the stage with Whitefish Review editor, Brain Schott, Keith Liggett and Lauren Walker.

Weller Book Works

Utah Humanities 202 West 300 North, Salt Lake City

Utah Humanities Festivals. Books signing and slide show.

Explorers Club

Boulder Book Store 1107 Pearl St., Boulder

Dinner and a conversation. Book signing and author discussion.

Neptune Mountaineering

Neptune Mountaineering 633 S Broadway St, Boulder

Lecture, Book Reading and Signing.

Alibi Ale Works

Alibi Ale Works 10069 Bridge St., Truckee

Book signing and discussion.

Flathead Valley Community College Library

Flathead Valley Community College 777 Grandview Dr., Kalispell

Trivia Contest, Search and Rescue K-9 Power Point, Q &A, and book signing. Learning Resource Center 102.

Peter White Public Library

Peter White Public Library 217 N Front St, Marquette

Reading, Slide show and moderator/discussion with local author, Carrie Pearson. Book signing to follow. Open to the public.

NMU’s Superior Dome

Superior Dome 1401 Presque Isle Ave, Marquette

Moderators Cathy Greer Cole and Dwight Johnson discuss with Susan about her unconventional career in the outdoors including the highest, hottest and coldest places on earth. Super Dome room B 101. Prizes, slideshow, book reading. Sponsored by the Organization of Outdoor Recreation Professionals (OORP)

Snowbound Books

Snowbound Books 118 N. Third St., Marquette

Author Extravaganza with Snowbound Books. Book signing.

Whitefish Library in Montana

Whitefish Library 9 Spokane Ave, Whitefish

Avalanche awareness discussion and book signing.

Kalispell Rotary

Hilton Garden Inn 1840 US-93, Kalispell

Discussion and book signing.

Whitefish Mountain Resort

Whitefish Mountain Resort 1015 Glades Dr., Whitefish

Ladies ski day. Après ski with Susan.

ImagineIF Library

ImagineIF Library 247 1st Avenue East, Kalispell

Avalanche awareness discussion and book signing.

St. Eugene Mission Golf Resort

St. Eugene Golf Resort and Casino 7777 Mission Rd, Cranbrook

Friday Night Literary Series. In conversation with Keith Liggett.

Lizard Creek Lodge

Lizard Creek Lodge 5346 Highline Drive, Fernie

Reading and book signing.

Fernie Distillers

Fernie Distillers 531 1ST AVENUE, Fernie

Reading and book signing.

REI Kalispell MT

REI 2270 Highway 93 North, Kalispell

Avalanche Awareness Discussion and Book Signing.

Outdoor Retailer Show

Colorado Convention Center 700 14th St, Denver

Panel discussion about winter safety and survival.

Book Bar

Book Bar 4280 Tennyson Street, Denver

Discussion and book signing.

Crested Butte Heritage Museum

Crested Butte Heritage Museum 331 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte

Social and music. 7pm Susan in conversation with Glo Cunningham followed by book signing. Proceeds benefit museum.

Fact and Fiction Bookstore

Fact and Fiction Bookstore 220 N Higgins Ave, Missoula

Reading and book signing.

Women Write the Wilderness

Flathead Valley Community College 777 Grandview Dr., Kalispell

Susan Purvis explorer, educator and Go Find best selling author discusses how a backpack trip in the Bob Marshall Wilderness changed her life and launched her career. She'll discuss how women's narratives can connect people to the landscape. Location in Arts & Science building, Room 144

Truth or Consequence Brewery

Truth or Consequence Brewery 410 N Broadway St, Truth or Consequence

Author Appearance with Susan.

Westshore Community Library

Westshore Community Library 100 Bierney Creek Rd,, Lakeside

Author Appearance with Susan.

Canadian Writers Conference, St. Eugene, BC, Canada

St. Eugene Golf Resort and Casino 7777 Mission Rd, Cranbrook

Evening Lecture. Filling in the holes after you get that publishing contract--What's next? What the literary agent and publisher never told me.  What do I need to do to sells books.

Guest Speaker, 3 Day Writers Conference

St. Eugene Golf Resort and Casino 7777 Mission Rd, Cranbrook

Filling in the marketing holes. Susan will speak about marketing tips and tricks once your manuscript is sold and your book is out.

Country Bookshelf

Country Bookshelf 28 West Main, Bozeman

Author Appearance with Susan.

Booksigning, lecture and reading

Jackson Hole Book Trader 970 W Broadway A,, Jackson

Join me at Jackson Hole Book Trader Monday June 10th at 6pm.


Cobble Creek Golf Community Club House

Cobble Creek Club House, Montrose, Colorado 669 COBBLE DR, Montrose

Search and Rescue Dogs in Colorado. PowerPoint lecture, discussion, Q & A, book signing.

Women in Search and Rescue, Ridgway Public Library

Ridgway Public Library 300 CHARLES ST, Ridgway

Western Colorado GO FIND Summer Book Tour Day 2. Susan discusses her memoir and shares the stage with Karen Risch of Ouray Mountain Rescue. Her books is called No Individual Heroes. Both books are on sale. Noon at the Library.

Women in Search and Rescue, lessons from the field.

Ouray Bookshop 505 Main st., Ouray

Western Colorado Go Find Summer Book Tour. Susan presents stories of training her dog Tasha to find the lost. Guest appearance Karen Risch, Ouray Mountain Rescue member and author of No Individual Heroes.

Book signing Maggie’s Bookstore Montrose

Maggie's Bookstore 345 E MAIN ST, Montrose

Western Colorado Go Find Summer Book Tour. Susan shares search and rescue stories from the high country of Colorado. Book signing to follow.

Tattered Cover-Denver, CO Go Find Paperback Book Launch

tattered cover bookstore 2526 E Colfax Ave, Denver

Join Susan and the release of her paperback edition of GO FIND at the Tattered Cover  Book Store on Colfax, Denver, Colorado. 2526 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206


Barnes and Noble Book Event

Barnes and Nobel Chanson Plaza, 8136 W Bowles Ave,, Littleton

Join Susan as she presents Go Find at Barnes and Noble in Littleton, Colorado. Slideshow, reading and Q & A. Book signing to follow.

Montana Book Festival Speaker at Fact and Fiction Bookstore

327 E Broadway Missoula, MT 59802 327 E Broadway, Missoula

Memoir with a Mission: Join Susan on the stage with author of Downriver, Heather Hansman at the Montana Book Festival Fact and Fiction Bookstore at 4:30-5:30 pm Thursday Sept 12th. Missoula, MT

Conference Speaker-Flathead River Writers Conference

Flathead Valley Community College 777 Grandview Dr., Kalispell

Susan will be presenting at this writing conference on both Saturday and Sunday. Saturday Sept 14th  Author Alliance: Agent & Publisher Pact for Success 2:15 - 3:15 PM Congrats, you have an agent... but you're not done yet. Author Susan Purivs' presentation dives into all the work that begins after you acquire an agent including edits, rewrites, decisions, communication, and your role in finalizing and promoting your book. Sunday Sept 15th Promotion: The Secret Weapon is You 11:00 - 12:00 PM Authors must evaluate their pitch, professional image, business plan, author website, and online appearance. In this presentation attendees will learn ways to enhance their platform, seek interviews and presentation, ask big names for blurbs.

Fresh Coast Film Festival Sat Oct 19th Keynote Speaker

Fresh Coast Film Festival Marquette

Author appearance, book signing and keynote speaker for two events. Saturday October 19th at Fresh Coast Film Fest in Marquette, MI. Dates October 17-20, 2019. Saturday at 2:45 PM at Peter White Public Library: Working With a High Performance Search and Rescue Dog: Stories of Successful Missions in Water, Avalanche and Wilderness. Saturday at 7:00 PM ,Join Susan at Kaufman Auditorium. Keynote Message: It all began with a promise to a 5-week-old puppy, Tasha. What our K-9 partners have to teach us. Susan Purvis + The Biggest Little Farm


Boulder Bookstore Speaker Event

Boulder Bookstore 1107 Pearl st., Boulder

Boulder Bookstore hosts author Susan Purvis for a night of reading, slideshow and Q & A.  Boulder, Colorado.

Barnes & Nobles West Village – Lakewood, CO

Barnes and Noble Colfaz 14347 West Colfax Avenue, Lakewood

Join Susan at Barnes and Nobles from 12 pm -3 pm at the Lakewood, Colorado store. West Village Denver West Village 14347 West Colfax Avenue Lakewood, CO 80401 303-215-9060

Barnes & Noble Loveland, CO

Barnes and Noble Loveland, Co 5835 Sky Pond Drive, Loveland

Susan will be signing books, hardback and paperback from 3 pm to 7 pm. The Promenade Shops at Centerra The Shops at Centerra 5835 Sky Pond Drive Loveland, CO 80537 970-663-9473

Fernie, Canada Writers Conference

Whitefish, Montana USA

  Memoir writing workshop by Susan Purvis Friday 8-5, Sat 8-5, Sun 8-12. Public reading Fernie Saturday night.

Authors of the Flathead Guest Speaker @ Flathead Valley Community College

Flathead Valley Community College 777 Grandview Dr., Kalispell

March 12: Guest Speaker — Sue Purvis From Manuscript to Publication: Navigating through the Publishing Business. Sue will offer her experiences on finding an agent, final edits and cover design to audio book narration and Book Expos, promotion and book launch.

Mindful Leadership: How Grounding Yourself Creates Fulfilling Results Monday, June 15, 2020


Author, educator, and explorer, Susan Purvis, and Mindful Leadership Coach and founder of Move Mountains, Charlie White, teach us how to become mindful leaders and apply it to our daily lives. Nest and Rule the Roost members can sign up here. Susan and Charlie of Move Mountains will take you on a one hour Zoom call and explore what it's like to be grounded and how to apply mindfulness in your daily routine whether it's at home or in the board room.  Move Mountains Hope to see you on the Zoom call. Cost: 4.99. Sign up at Covey Club Namaste, Susan

Faculty at Fernie Writers Conference held in Whitefish, Montana

Whitefish, Montana USA

Join Susan at the week-long Fernie Writers Conference in beautiful Whitefish, Montana USA             RAW REAL WRITE This week-long workshop is a blend of life coaching and writing the 'hard stuff'. Writing memoir, creative non-fiction or personal essay can be daunting. Susan Purvis and Sara Fisher will provide a safe, caring, and listening environment for attendees to express their story, with authentic emotional exploration and connection. We will address what is in the way of getting it onto the page and out into the world. Susan will present story structure and function because having the right structure from the beginning will allow you to build a solid framework to tell your story. Sara’s will explore with you what is possible in your writing and in your life. Writing, reading and critique are all part of the workshop. Special evening reads for the workshop attendees will be announced.   What is your story really about? The criteria for quality storytelling are no different for self-published authors than for the traditionally published. Susan offers a dive into each facet of the storytelling proposition, which you can apply to your process to elevate your game and claim your career as a writer. Susan will use techniques modeled on the bestselling craft book “Story Engineering,” by Larry Brooks, “the how and why stories work.” Attendees will learn the ‘Six Competencies of Successful Storytelling,’ a guide for the beginner and a great refresher for the pro. Attendees will have a chance to share and/or restructure their own stories. Get it right the first time. About the Conference Due to the closure of the Canadian Boarder, the FWC will be held at in Whitefish, Montana for US citizens. Details about course location will be posted.    The full schedule will be posted soon. Registration is open. As before, the intensive workshop sessions are limited to eight to ten students. Early registration is encouraged to assure the spot you want.

Author Reading and Social

river view bar bigfork, mt 191 Mill st, bigfork

Join Authors Susan Purvis, Christine Carbo, Debbie Burke and Leslie Budewitz for an 4 pm read at River View Bar in Bigfork, MT.

Time of Covid Authors Reading with Susan Purvis & Others

Lake Baked 191 Mill st, bigfork

Free- Connect, Write, & READ Join some of Flathead Valley's best know authors for an open read. Adventure Memoirist, Susan Purvis, Mystery Writer, Christine Carbo, Thriller Writer, Deb Burke and Leslie Budowitz will share there stories on stage at RIVER VIEW BAR in Bigfork, MT.

Mindful Leadership Retreat–Gateway to Glacier National Park, Montana

Dancing Spirit Ranch 1600 Conn Rd, Columbia Falls

Explore, Discover, Lead   Mindful Leadership Retreat in Whitefish, Montana. Take the next step in your journey.   Join bestselling author, Susan Purvis and Mindful Leadership coach, Charlie White during four magical days at the gateway to Glacier National Park, Montana. Mindful Leadership Retreat with Charlie & Sue Here's what you'll discover... 1. How to show up as a Mindful Leader at Critical Moments Tap into your best self and exemplify a grounded stance. Grounding is an embodied practice allowing you to act deliberately and skillfully at any moment. 2. The path to lead effectively through change and challenge Arrive at the highest level of leadership performance by meeting four critical needs (waypoints) within yourself. Discover how to identify and address roadblocks in the flow of leadership energy. 3.Tactics and practices to elevate your performance and your team's Gain useful and realistic leadership practices that make your growth sustainable. Your time with us includes: - Daily group workshops and trainings - Guided meditation, yoga, and meditation - Small group breakouts and practice INVESTMENT Individual Participant, $4,800* Couple or Bring a Friend (shared room), $7,200* *20% refundable deposit due on registration. Refundable up to Sept. 21, 2020. Full payment due Oct. 8, 2020. Health cancellations fully refunded. Your Exclusive Retreat Includes Four nights lodging and accommodations at the Dancing Spirit Ranch - located at the gateway to Glacier National Park Actual Retreat from 6pm Thursday to 5pm Sunday Private chef and organic, locally sourced meals from arrival through departure All Activity Gear All shuttles/transport during retreat including airport pickup and drop off Mindful Leadership Training and Coaching Discover your Mindful Leadership Path and gain knowledge of tactical Mindful Leadership practices that you can implement into everyday personal and professional life Mindful Leadership Coaching Session on site Bodywork/Massage Session Personal journal to capture your Mindful Leadership journey Not Included Airfare and/or travel to Glacier Park International Airport (FCA), Kalispell, MT. We're here to help! Please email  Charlie White at moc.s1623597853niatn1623597853uomev1623597853om@of1623597853ni1623597853 with any questions.

Authors of the Flathead Thursday night lecture series

Flathead Valley Community College 777 Grandview Dr., Kalispell

Eve Passeltiner, NY actress and audiobook narrator will join Susan Purvis, a world explorer, author and narrator of her best-selling book Go Find. Sign up for the Author Zoom session on audio book creations and bring your friends!