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2014 Bombeck Workshop faculty: Lisa Scottoline


When bestselling author Lisa Scottoline launched a column in The Philadelphia Inquirer in 2007 as a sideline to her bestselling mysteries and suspense novels, she said she wanted to try to fill in the gap left by Erma Bombeck. Today, the popular “Chick Wit” column, written with her daughter Francesca Serritella, offers a witty and fun take on life from a woman’s perspective, which Kirkus has described as “Erma Bombeck for mothers and daughters, with a zesty Italian twist.” These stories, along with many other never-before-published stories, have been collected in four books including their most recent, Meet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim, and the earlier, Best Friends, Occasional Enemies; Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog, which has been optioned for TV; and My Nest Isn’t Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space. In her other life, Ms. Scottoline is the New York Times‘ bestselling author and Edgar award-winning prolific author of 21 novels, including the popular Rosato & Associates series and her latest, Accused. She has more than 30 million copies of her books in print and is published in more than 35 countries.

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