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Sarah Wisseman
Worked at University of Illinois
Attended Harvard, Bryn Mawr
Lives in Champaign, IL
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Blog on comparing ebook to print sales.
There's an interesting article in the NY Times today (Sept. 23, 2015) on “The Plot Twist: E-book Sales Slip, and Print is Far From Dead.” Between 2008 and 2010, e-book sales soared by over 1000 percent. Now the trend has slowed, and big publishers such as Penguin Random House in New York are ...
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Blogging today on art forgery and my new book
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My friend Pat Stoltey, another mystery writer, was kind enough to post my blog today about the background of my new boo, Burnt Siena: http://patriciastolteybooks.com/
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I sent your info to a friend who is the wife of the classics dept chair at Monmouth College. She shares her husband's love of the classics and archaeology. I have a feeling she will get your books!  Susan
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One way to write a novel...
My husband, who is a wonderful and creative supporter, came up with a solution. He built me a bulletin board just for writing (no kid photos or dentist cards allowed): a place to tack up pictures, lists, notes, etc., all about the work-in-progress. He attached the new board to the wall above the ...
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Recently I attended a University of Illinois seminar on digital advances in the humanities. The seminar, courtesy of a collaborative publication series, “Women in Print: Value-added E-books and New Digital Collaborations.” It was co-sponsored by our University of Illinois Press, the University ...
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New results on Kennewick Man. where will he end up now?
A new analysis, published in Nature, refutes the theory that the 8,500-year-old skeleton was a European. Instead, he was related to contemporary Native Americans.
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On sale today! Newest mystery novel, Burnt Siena, starring a young conservator who discovers her bosses at a painting conservation firm in Siena, Italy, are forging art and smuggling antiquities.
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At home with Charlie and his favorite cat.
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mystery writer www.sarahwisseman.com (and retired archaeologist)
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  • University of Illinois
    archaeologist and mystery writer, 2013
    directed the Program on Ancient Technologies and Archaeological Materials at the Illinois State Archaeological Survey until May 31, 2013.
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Champaign, IL
Previously
Weston, MA - Philadelphia, Durham NC
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Introduction
Sarah Underhill Wisseman is an archaeologist who writes mysteries. She has written four Lisa Donahue Archaeological Mysteries starring a female archaeologist and museum curator, and is venturing into new territory with The Bootlegger's Nephew. This 2012 mystery is her first historical, set in Sarah's home town of Champaign-Urbana, IL (renamed "Big Grove") during Prohibition.
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www.sarahwisseman.com
Education
  • Harvard, Bryn Mawr
    B.A. cum laude in Anthropology (Harvard, 1973), Ph.D in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology (Bryn Mawr College, 1981)
  • Weston High School
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Sally Underhill, Sarah Underhill Wisseman