Welcome, I’m Suzette!


In 1991, I became a registered nurse and furthered my education to become a nurse practitioner in 2001. I have dedicated my career to taking care of individuals with sickle cell disease.

When I first started taking care of these individuals, their life expectancy was rarely beyond the age of mid-late 20s because of complications from the disease. Losing patients I loved was emotionally devastating. It’s sad to admit, but the expectation of healthcare providers is not to have emotions. No one cared I was grieving. I turned to writing romance as a way to cope with the loss.  I’ve expanded Within the last few years, I have expanded my practice to care for individuals with other blood disorders.

Throughout my career, I’ve had wonderful highlights acknowledging my dedication to the nursing profession and taking care of sickle cell patients. In 2005, I won the National Nursing Excellence Award from Nursing Spectrum. And in 2021, I had the honor of having a nursing scholarship named after me in 2021 to benefit minority students. Click link to learn more about the scholarship.

Wandering Beauty

Book 2 – generations series
A story about breaking free & daring to dream big

Jillian Hart has reached her breaking point. Every moment of her day is seemingly consumed catering to her family’s needs and wants as a wife and mother of two. Her only source of solace is the day spa, where she works as a part-time esthetician. Even that is at risk of being taken away by Ivan Hart, Jillian’s demanding husband, and his unrealistic expectations. 

 When her husband does the unthinkable, Jillian flees with her children to Colemanville, North Carolina to the home of her maternal grandmother, Nana Flo. At her lowest, Jillian must reassess her life and confront the choices that have derailed her dream of owning a day spa specializing in esthetician services.  

 In Colemanville with Nana Flo’s help, Jillian discovers she and her great-grandmother, Iva Rae Coleman, are kindred spirits after learning intimate details about Iva’s life. With this revelation, she accepts that the crumbling of her marriage was unavoidable to propel her toward her destiny to carry on the Coleman family legacy.  

 Join the journey of this wandering beauty to see if family secrets, scandals, and her husband’s determination to reconcile will hinder Jillian from fulfilling her destiny. 

suzette riddick & suzette d. harrison presents

For Love, Liberty & Legacy Generations