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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 cats she lives in St. Paul, MN. She is rep­re­sent­ed by Kel­ly Dyk­ster­house of The Tobias Lit­er­ary Agency. 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.

C.M. Surrisi

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The Bones of Bir­ka Press Release, 23 Feb­ru­ary 2023

Gen­der and Vikings: Assump­tions Can Mis­Di­rect Sci­ence,” Robin Kirk, Rights in Time, inter­view, 15 June 2023

C.M. Sur­risi Inter­view,” It Was a Dark and Stormy Book Club, pod­cast, 23 Feb­ru­ary 2023

New Young Adult Book Explores Archae­ol­o­gy, Gen­der, and Vikings,” Lydia Moran, Min­neso­ta Women’s Press, 23 Feb­ru­ary 2023

“ ‘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,”, 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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