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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Sarah U. Wisseman  

Pen Name: Sarah Wisseman, Sally Underhill, Sarah Underhill Wisseman

Genre: C:ADULT Mystery and Non-Fiction

Born: 1951


Illinois Connection

Wisseman grew up in Evanston, Illinois and currently resides in Champaign.

Biographical and Professional Information

Sarah Wisseman is a retired archeologist at the University of Illinois. She grew up in Evanston, Illinois and Weston Massachusetts. It wasn't until she spent a month at the excavation of biblical Beersheba in Israel while she was a Sophomore in college that she realized she wanted to be an archaeologist. She then returned for her Junior Year Abroad at Tel Aviv University and the experience eventually inspired ''The Dead Sea Codex''. Her books, ''Bound for Eternity'' and ''The Fall of Augustus'', were inspired by her job as a curator in a dusty attic museum. ''The House of the Sphinx'', was the result of a trip to Egypt in 2005.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- '''''Bound for Eternity''''' *Finalist, St. Martin's Press Malice Domestic Content, 2004 ''Virtual Mummy'' *Best of the Best From University Presses, ALA, 2004