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Lisa Scottoline is a #1 bestselling and Edgar award-winning author of 33 novels. Her books are book-club favorites, and Lisa and her daughter Francesca Serritella have hosted an annual Big Book Club Party for over a thousand readers at her Pennsylvania farm, for the past twelve years. Lisa has served as President of Mystery Writers of America, and her reviews of fiction and non-fiction have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Philadelphia Inquirer. She also writes a weekly column with her daughter for the Philadelphia Inquirer entitled Chick Wit, a witty take on life from a woman’s perspective, which have been collected in a bestselling series of humorous memoirs. Lisa graduated magna cum laude in three years from th ...more

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Lisa Scottoline B, Thank you so much! You are in luck! I am writing two novels a year, one stand alone every April, and a new Rosato every Fall. The new one, due out …moreB, Thank you so much! You are in luck! I am writing two novels a year, one stand alone every April, and a new Rosato every Fall. The new one, due out in 2015 is Corrupted. I also have a humor collection which I write with my daughter, Francesca, and the new one, Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat comes out July 7th. So year round reading! Thanks for the kind note! Best, L(less)
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Stephanie Fitzgerald Thanks, Lisa!😃


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Susan Macatee Hi, Lisa, thanks for friending me!


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Beth Hi Lisa,
Thanks for befriending this fellow mystery author!


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Ed Many thanks for your friend invite, Lisa. I'll look for more of your titles. Have a great week. Best, Ed


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Rosanne Catalano Hi Lisa,
Thanks for being friends on Goodreads. I'm looking forward to reading your book reviews! Until then, have a wonderful Easter!
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