Susan Russo Anderson

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Susan Russo Anderson is a writer, a mother, a member of Sisters in Crime, a graduate of Marquette University. She's 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.

TOO QUIET IN BROOKLYN, the first in the Fina Fitzgibbons Brooklyn mystery series published December 2013. The second book in the series, MISSING BRANDY, published September 2014, and WHISKEY'S GONE completes a trilogy. The working title of the fourth is DEAD IN BROOKLYN.

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Susan Russo Anderson Hi Linda, Thanks so much for reading and reviewing my book. I can't tell you how much that means to me! And now to try and answer your question. It's…moreHi Linda, Thanks so much for reading and reviewing my book. I can't tell you how much that means to me! And now to try and answer your question. It's so thought provoking and complex and you've zeroed in on one of Fina's central truths, the love of and death of her mother. For her it is a loss that is never finished, never really understood, a grief that goes on and grows. Fina wouldn't exist without it. And, yes, I am very close to my mother as you must be to yours. (less)
Susan Russo Anderson Hi Lorena, This is a great question. Although I'd been writing all my life, keeping diary after diary, I'd never done anything with them. But after my…moreHi Lorena, This is a great question. Although I'd been writing all my life, keeping diary after diary, I'd never done anything with them. But after my husband died suddenly and I was quite raggedy, I discovered that the way to feel good was to write. I began with short stories, and the stories kept growing. Now I've published seven novels and I'm writing my eighth.(less)
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Death of a Brooklyn Landlord is the first book in a spinoff series. It takes place in Brooklyn and Manhattan and stars characters from the Fina Fitzgibbons Brooklyn mystery series. If you’re a fan of Fina Fitzgibbons and her crew, you’ll recognize the main characters in Death of a Brooklyn Landlord—Lorraine McDuffy, Fina’s mother-in-law, in […]
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Robert Thanks for accepting my friend request, Susan.


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Susan Anderson Douglas wrote: "Susan,
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Douglas"


You're welcome, Douglas!


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Douglas Wickard Susan,
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Douglas


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Becca Hi Susan :)


Kelly/yllektra Thank you for the friend invite! :)
And ...Merry Christmas!


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Susan Anderson You're welcome, Michelle


Michelle Hey Susan, thanks for the add :)


KaSonndra Leigh Thanks for reaching out Susan. I hope you have a great day!

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Tracey Thanks for the friend invite!


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Gary Revel Thanks for the add SUSAN.
It's great to have you as a friend.

My memoir - TO LIVE OR MAYBE NOTis at Barnes and Noble

It includes details of my birth in Folrala, Alabama, youth in Niceville, Dunedin, Safety Harbor, Bartow and Bonifay, Florida, high school-Holmes County High School, US Navy Service in San Diego, California, music business in Hollywood, Memphis, Nashville, my investigation of the Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination, recording and releasing the single record of the song about the MLK assassination, THEY SLEW THE DREAMER and more.

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Links to more Jongleur books and book sellers.


Harlequin Books Hello Susan, it is a pleasure to meet you.


Pamela Hey Susan...Thanks for accepting my friend request.


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Rai Hello Susan,

Thank-you for your friendship! It's very nice to meet you :)

~Rai


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