author portrait_2S. M. Senden was raised in Winnetka, a north shore suburb of Chicago. From an early age reading and writing were passions as was travel. Senden has studied, lived and worked in the USA, Europe, the Mid-East and Africa, spending a number of years as an archaeological illustrator for various expeditions. S. M. Senden earned a Master’s Degree and has studied creative writing, playwriting and screenwriting.
S. M. Senden has worked as a forensic artist with the police to identify murder victims in recreating the face form the skeletal remains.

Publications include: Historical murder mystery Clara’s Wish published by Second Wind, January 2013 and Lethal Boundaries published by Second Wind in December of 2013 and A Death of Convenience and other Short Stories, an eclectic collection of stories.

Two history books, Red Oak and Montgomery County, Iowa published by Arcadia in the Images of America series. Short Stories: The December Bride in Winter Wonders an anthology published by Whimsical Publications, and Christopher’s Egg and Hog Wild and Pig Crazy in anthologies published by Second Wind. Articles and meditations in both The Clergy Journal and The Word in Season and a number of ghost stories published in various magazines. Senden is busy writing, and anticipates the release of another historical mystery in 2014 and more history books from History Press.