Susan Russo Anderson

About me

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, and writingsleuth.

From my website

Guest Post: Benjamin Dancer

I am thrilled to introduce author, teacher, and mentor, Benjamin Dancer who is guest posting this month. His school coordinates with Lighthouse Writers Workshop to bring local authors into the classroom, and he’s donating all April proceeds from his literary thriller PATRIARCH RUN to support that program. Please welcome Benjamin! I teach writing to high school students. But I don’t…

Who’s the Fairest of Them All?

Sometimes don’t you wish you had Mr. Blue’s self-image? Believe me, it’s rock solid, never buffeted by negative reviews or words that get stuck in the head. Oh he might swap a paw at his brother, but underneath his swagger, he’s lovable if always sure of himself. The two go…

A Nasty Form of Writer’s Block

Has this ever happened to you? I’m about eighty-five percent finished with the first draft of the mystery I’m writing. I know how it ends, or at least I think I do, but I’m reluctant to finish. How come? Oh, I’ll write my daily word count all right, but watch, it…

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