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Lisa Scottoline is the New York Times best-selling author of 19 novels, including the thrillers Save Me, Think Twice, Look Again, and her latest, Come Home. She also writes the weekly column “Chick Wit” for The Philadelphia Inquirer and is president of the Mystery Writers of America.
A book critic, Scottoline’s reviews appear in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Philadelphia Inquirer, and she has also contributed short stories and serial chapters to anthologies in support of breast cancer and The Nature Conservancy. There are over 25 million copies of her books in print and she is published in over 32 countries. Known for their warm and down-to-earth characters, Scottoline’s books have landed on all the major bestseller lists, including The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times. The New York Times applauds them for being "punchy, wisecracking thrillers" whose "characters are earthy, fun, and self-deprecating." Hailed for having “the best-branded franchise style in current crime writing,” Scottoline was awarded the Edgar Award given for excellence in crime fiction and was named a “PW Innovator” by Publishers Weekly. She teaches “Justice and Fiction,” a course she created as an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Lisa Scottoline is a sought-after speaker for library and corporate events.
A single mother, Scottoline worked as an attorney until the birth of her daughter, when she switched careers and began writing fiction. Her first novel was published in 1994 and she has published a novel every year since, most recently Come Home, which is the riveting story of a mother who sacrifices her future for a child from the past. It explores the definition of motherhood, asking if one ever stops being a mother and whether one can ever have an “ex-child.” She has also recently published a book of nonfiction with her daughter Francesca, titled The Nest Isn’t Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space: The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Woman.
A magna cum laude graduate from the University of Pennsylvania, Scottoline obtained a BA in English in three years. While at Penn, she concentrated in contemporary American fiction, which was taught by Philip Roth and other reputable names. She graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she served as an associate editor of The University of Pennsylvania Law Review and won the Henry Laughlin Prize for Legal Ethics.
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