Suzi Parker is an award-winning journalist and author, focusing extensively on politics, sex and Southern culture.
 
She is a regular contributor to The Economist, US News’ Washington Whispers column, and The Christian Science Monitor. Her stories have also appeared in The Dallas Morning News, where she worked as Arkansas’ correspondent for seven years, Alternet.org., Salon.com, Nerve.com, The New York Times Magazine, The New Statesman, Penthouse, The Washington Post, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Memphis Commercial Appeal, The Washingtonian and several other national and international magazines.
 
In 1999, Parker won a Society of Professional Journalists Award from the California chapter for her Salon.com investigative story about tainted Arkansas prison plasma and its connection to dying Canadians.
 
Her Washington Post essay “When Death Was My Muse” was re-published in Shop Talk & War Stories: American Journalists Examine Their Profession (Bedford Books, 2003.)
 
Parker is also the author of “Sex in the South: Unbuckling the Bible Belt” and “1000 Best Bartender’s Recipes.”  She has appeared on numerous television and radio shows discussing her books and national politics including “The Dr. Phil Show.”
 
She recently finished her first novel about Echo Ellis, a 21st century girl reporter.
 
You can follow her at Twitter and be her friend at Facebook.

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