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

My List: Compound Words

Lately I’ve become involved with compound words. Not that I don’t have better things to worry about. I sit and wonder if they’re written as one word or two. Or hyphenated. I don’t know who decides where they are in their evolutionary state of commingling, but I spend lots of time…

Inside the Mind of an Author

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be an author, read Celestial Navigation by Anne Tyler. She gets into the socks of an artist and wiggles her toes. The book is about Jeremy Pauling, who at thirty-eight has never left home. It’s been a while since I’ve read it, but as…

A Pacy Thriller, A Likeable Maverick

   … One client                             … One secret                                                 …One betrayal     Tom Claver’s debut novel, Hider/Seeker, is a pacy thriller about a likeable maverick who bites off more than he can chew when he comes to the rescue of a wealthy battered wife.                        She needed to disappear,…

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