Lisa Scottoline: Biography

Lisa Scottoline

01 jul 1955

Lisa Scottoline is a New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Edgar award. She has sold more than 30 million copies and her novels is translated into more than 25 languages and published in over 35 countries.

Lisa Scottoline did not start out as a writer but as a litigator at a law firm in Philadelphia after earning a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. It was after Lisa Scottoline gave birth to her daughter Francesca Serritella that she left the law firm and started writing as a way to work from home. Despite all the awards and many bestselling books Lisa Scottoline thinks her biggest accomplishment is raising her daughter as a single mom.

Together with her daughter Lisa Scottoline writes a column for the Philadelphia Inquirer titled Chick Wit that looks at life from a woman’s perspective in a fun and witty way.

Besides writing it is the four legged friends that take up the time and heart of Lisa Scottoline. She has a couple of King Charles Spaniels as well as a few cats and horses in her farm house. Recently she has added a few chickens and loves the excitement they bring to the house.