Susan Russo Anderson is a writer, a mother, a grandmother, a widow, a member of Sisters In Crime, a graduate of Marquette University. She has taught language arts and creative writing, worked for a publisher, an airline, an opera company. Like Faulkner’s Dilsey, she’s seen the best and the worst, the first and the last. Through it all, and to understand it somewhat, she writes.
DEATH OF A SERPENT, the first in the Serafina Florio series, published January 2012. It began as a painting of the Lower East Side, the landmark immigrant neighborhood in Manhattan, and wound up as a mystery story set in nineteenth-century Sicily. NO MORE BROTHERS, a novella, published May 2012, the second in the series. The third book, DEATH IN BAGHERIA, published in December. You can read excerpts on Amazon and on her websites, susanrussoanderson.com and Writingsleuth.
Meet Serafina Florio, a woman determined to uncover the truth. She is a widow and midwife-turned-sleuth living in nineteenth-century Sicily where she supports her seven children and catches killers against insurmountable odds.
In between writing, revising and editing, she writes for several blogs and reviews books.
Quote: “Everything that rises must converge.” —Teilard de Chardin, S.J.
Fiction: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Wolf Hall, The Dead,
The Velveteen Rabbit, The Adventures of Augie March, As I Lay Dying,
Absalom, Absalom!, A Rose for Emily, A Good Man Is Hard To Find
Poems: Four Quartets, one circus, 3 Rings, FOREVER AND EVER, HOORAY!
Movies: When Harry Met Sally, Raging Bull, Manhattan
Composers: Brahms, Mahler, Puccini, Verdi
Authors: Hilary Mantel, Jane Austen, Virginia Woolf, William Faulkner
James Joyce, Brendan Behan, Flannery O’Connor, W.B. Yeats, Margaret Atwood
Anita Brookner, Dylan Thomas, Ann Beattie, Anne Tyler, Anne Perry, Saul Bellow
Martha Grimes, Sue Grafton, P.D. James, Richard Russo, Reginald Hill, Val McDermid
Christopher Fowler, Jacqueline Winspear, Jefferey Deaver , Dennis Lehane, Denise Mina
John Hart, Deborah Crombie, Barbara Cleverly, Joseph Pintauro, Tana French, James Wood, T.S. Eliot, to name a few
Lower East Side, Italy, England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria
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