Avril Somerville

Writer, Speaker, and Author in Pennsylvania

Avril Somerville

Writer, Speaker, and Author in Pennsylvania

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Welcome to my journey of life on purpose.

My name is Avril Somerville and I am a writer.

I am the author of A Journey Of Life On Purpose (SomerEmpress Publishing, Inc., 2015) available online wherever books are sold.

I believe that there is always room for your story; my sincere hope is that in telling mine, I have made room for yours.

My first book, A Journey Of Life On Purpose, contains personal essays and poetry; together, they tackle the intersectionality of identity, creativity, spirituality, and community. It is but one woman's account of what it means to live an intentional life.

I am committed to transforming lives through the creative process, and am most interested in helping others utilize their creative gifts to live fully and on purpose. I am inspired by life and its unlimited potential to mold and bring out the absolute best in us.

Through #CandidConversations and #TransformativeTalk - whether at a middle school, my alma mater, or a Fortune 500 company - I help others to experience breakthroughs and the discovery of their creative gifts and personal power. I am passionate about extending the narratives on identity, womanhood, sisterhood, and what it means to live as a community.

I am also an immigrant woman born in the Commonwealth of Dominica in the Caribbean. I migrated with my family to Brooklyn, New York at the age of ten. I now reside just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with my husband, where we are doing our best to raise three compassionate and grounded children.

To inquire about hosting me for a Transformative Talk, book signing, or author reading for your next event, please complete this Contact Form.


  • Work
    • SomerEmpress Publishing
  • Education
    • Swarthmore College