NC Literary Hall of Fame











Extinction by H.V. Purvis

Second Wind Publishing Co.
$13.95, paperback / $4.99, e-book
ISBN 978-1-938101-60-1
October, 2013
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Try to imagine a future where almost all your family and friends become infected with a virus that made them stronger and more agile, grow fur, develop claws, lose the ability to reason or be able to speak and become murderously violent toward anyone not infected. Now imagine this rage being so consuming that they continue to attack until either they or you are dead.

This is the world in which our heroes find themselves. What must they do to survive? Are there other survivors out there?

Hoyle Purvis, who writes under the name H.V. Purvis, was born in 1952 and reared in the country between High Falls and Bennett 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 eleven horses, a faithful dog, an affectionate cat, some Guinea hens and a few chickens. They ride regularly on the wildlife preserve, at the beach, and in the mountains.

Purvis is an avid reader. Several years ago, he and his active imagination developed a story idea. He wrote it out and began to developed it into the Extinction series. That story and the encouragement he received from his friends and family have led to an obsession for writing.

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