Suzanne Highland is a queer Southern writer from the Gulf Coast of Florida. She has a BA from Florida State University and an MFA from Hunter College, where she received the Miriam Weinberg Richter Award for Conspicuous Ability in English in 2016. Suzanne has also received support from the 92nd Street Y, Sundress Academy for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center, and Brooklyn Poets, where she was a fellow in the summer of 2018. 

In addition to being a writer, high school curriculum developer, and teacher, Suzanne is a licensed wildlife rehabilitator specializing in the care and release of wild birds in New York City, where she now lives.