Sarah Wisseman writes the Lisa Donahue archaeological mysteries. She hadn’t a clue that she wanted to be an archaeologist until she traveled to Israel right after her freshman year in college. There she ate falafel, fell in love with Jerusalem, camped illegally on Masada, and spent a month at the excavation of biblical Beersheba. Once hooked by archaeology, she returned for her junior year at Tel Aviv University, an experience that eventually inspired The Dead Sea Codex.
In her day job, Sarah is an archaeological scientist at the University of Illinois. Her research project on Egyptian mummies led to the Lisa Donahue mystery, Bound for Eternity. Her fourth book, The House of the Sphinx, is set in Egypt.