bio_picHoyle Purvis, who writes under the name H.V. Purvis, was born in 1952 in central North Carolina. Raised in the country, he learned to raise animals, farm, handle guns, shoot, ride horses and spent many hours daily riding the trails around his home.

His talents in music lead to an Associate in Arts degree in music from Sandhills Community College, a Bachelor in Arts in music education from Pfeiffer University and a Masters in music from Appalachian State University.

After college, he worked as a church music director and taught high school chorus and theatre. In 1992, he left teaching and started Purvis Appraisals, a real estate appraisal business.

He has three children from his first marriage. He considers them to be three of his best friends.

He and Ally, his current wife, live on a small ranch in Scotland County adjoining forty-three thousand acres of State wildlife preserve. They have seven horses, a faithful dog, an affectionate cat, some Guinea hens and a few chickens. They regularly ride on the wildlife preserve, at the beach, and in the mountains.

Purvis is an avid reader.  Several years ago, after watching season one of The Walking Dead, he and his active imagination developed a story idea.   The idea was not to use undead, but a viral infection which caused genetic mutations in those not immune.

He sat down at his computer and started writing.   After two months, he had the rough draft of the four books in the Extinction series. That story and the encouragement he received from his friends and family have led to an obsession for writing.