C. M. Surrisi
C. M. Surrisi has a background in law and fine arts. In addition to her BFA and JD, she has an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts in Writing for Children and Young Adults. She served as Regional Advisor for SCBWI Hawaii before her recent move back to the Mainland and is a lifetime member of the Jane Austen Society of North America. Her belief in the power of story to shape young lives, as well as her respect for the high stakes in storytelling, has influenced her journey as an author. Her debut novel, THE MAYPOP KIDNAPPING, will be published by Carolrhoda Books in 2016, and will be followed with a 2nd Quinnie Boyd title, tentatively slated for publication in 2017. C.M. Surrisi is also the author of an upcoming picture book to be published by Abrams.