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Speaker Profile - Cynthia Surrisi

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Writer

Region: Minnesota
Age Levels: 5-10 and 11-13
Will Travel: Anywhere in the world
Skype Visit: Yes
SCBWI Profile: Member Profile
Speaker Email: csurrisi@yahoo.com
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Bio:
I started my writing life with a BFA with a concentration in theatre (including study in children’s theatre and playwriting). I then took a dizzying 28-year detour into the practice of law. Beginning about twelve years ago, the call to return to fine arts became so strong that I became active in SCBWI-HI, went to many conferences, worked with some wonderful free lance editors and writing teachers, retired from practicing law, and attended Vermont College of Fine Arts. I graduated from VCFA in January 2014 with an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults. I have a middle grade mystery series, The Quinine Boyd Mysteries, including : "The Maypop Kidnapping," "Vampires on the Run" and the third installment coming out 3/1/2018, "A Side of Sabotage." I also have a picture book, "The Best Mother" 4/3/18 from Abrams. I'm a proud member of SCBWI.


Presentation Description:
Presentations for Writers' Conferences:

"How to Write a Middle Grade Mystery"
"Red Headed Versus Red Hot Tempered - Character Development"
"Picture Book Basics"