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Some are surprised that Suzanne S. Austin-Hill is a wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  

She lives in a house built on what used to be a thriving tomato farm in Ruskin, now a crowded suburb of Tampa, FL.  Over a decade retired, this internationally recognized mathematics educator successfully transitioned from technical endeavors to more soulful forms of expression as an author, photographer, and poet. Dr. Austin-Hill’s work has appeared in Lifestyles AFTER 50, Deaf Devos, The Tampa Bay Times, The Washington Post, and two anthologies.   Her photographs have been recognized statewide at such venues as the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts and the Tampa Museum of Art, among others.  Additional photographs have accompanied print material published in The News of Sun City Center and Of Poets & Poetry and on the cover of a short story collection.  She has penned hundreds of poems; many recognized on the local, state, and national levels. Suzanne is particularly proud of the poems published by 805 Lit + Art, Newtown Literary, Lucky Jefferson, O Miami, the Sandhill Review, and Cadence Anthology of the Florida State Poets Association.  Her first book of poetry, Sixty-seven pages from the Heart, is a testimony to her belief that poetry is an ointment, an elixir, and a tonic that pours out from the heart.  Available at

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