Author and columnist Francesca Serritella graduated with honors from Harvard, where she majored in English and received the Charles Edmond Horman Prize and the Baron Russell Briggs Fiction Prize for her creative writing, as well as the Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize for her senior thesis, a novella. She and her mother, author Lisa Scottoline, write a weekly column in The Philadelphia Inquirer called “Chick Wit,” where she offers a humorous look at their family and life in general. The column has been published in four collections, the first, Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog, the second, My Nest Isn’t Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space, the third, Best Friends, Occasional Enemies, and the fourth, Meet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim. Ms. Serritella lives in New York City with her beloved dog, Pip. She is working on a novel.