About the Author

bio picSuzanne Berube Rorhus is a writer from Memphis, Tennessee who now lives in Battle Creek, Michigan. Her published short fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and in anthologies such as Memphis Noir, Flash and Bang, and Moon Shot, and in various online and print publications, including Norwegian American Weekly. She’s never missed a deadline.
Her undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville is in Western European Languages and Creative Writing, aka telling lies in foreign languages. Her master’s degree from Thunderbird is in International Marketing.
Suzanne attended the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, served as Derringer Awards coordinator for the Short Mystery Fiction Society, currently serves as one of two awards coordinators for the International Thriller Writers, and is a member of the board of the Midwest chapter of Mystery Writers of America. She recently won the Hugh Holton Award for an unpublished mystery manuscript.

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  • Merit scholarship to the Squaw Valley Community of Writers 20XX
  • Manny Award 2006 Midwest Writers Workshop
  • Runner up Al Blanchard award 20XX and 20XX CrimeBack Conference

Short Story Publications:

  • “Cletus Vanderbilt and the Theft of Lord Ashbury”, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, March/April 2016
  • “A Murder Far From Home”, Moon Shot anthology, Untreed Reads, October 2013
  • “The Golden Ganesh”, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, May 2013
  • “Cereal Killer”, Untreed Reads
  • “Cuffed” books 1-6 Echelon Press