C. M. Surrisi has a BFA and a JD, as well as an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts in writing for children and young adults. Her third Quinnie Boyd mystery, A Side of Sabotage, was a 2019 finalist for the Agatha Award. Along with her husband and two dogs she lives in St. Paul, MN. She is represented by Kelly Dyksterhouse of Raven Quill Literary. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, SCBWI, Women’s National Book Association, National League of American Pen Women, and the Author’s Guild.

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‘You Know How Actresses Are’ by C.M. Surrisi,” C.M. Surrisi, The First Two Pages, 15 Dec 2020 (Art Taylor’s blog).

The Traditional Mystery: A Roundtable Discussion,” CrimeReads.com, 1 May 2019, in which “nominees for the Agatha Award Weigh in on the State of the Cozy.” I enjoyed being interviewed for this article for Malice Domestic.

Late Bloomer: Cynthia Surrisi,” C.M. Surrisi, A is for Aging, B is for Books, 8 Nov 2018 (Lindsey McDivitt’s blog). “I was fortunately born with an indomitable creative spirit. I believe we all are. Mine has survived every attempt to douse it. … ” (download this article as a PDF)


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A Side of Sabotage

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