Lisa Scottoline is the New York Times bestselling author of 16 suspense novels. She writes a weekly column called “Chick Wit” for the Philadelphia Inquirer, which is a funny, friendly take on life from a woman’s perspective. She has won the Edgar Award, the highest honor among suspense writers, has been honored by Cosmopolitan Magazine for her "Fun, Fearless Fiction," and named an "Innovator" by Publishers Weekly. Lisa learned to write at the University of Pennsylvania where she graduated magna cum laude in just three years. She went on to graduate cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School where she now teaches a course she developed, titled "Justice and Fiction." Lisa received an Honorary Doctorate of Law from West Chester University, an Alumni Certificate of Merit from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a “Paving the Way Award” from Women in Business. She serves on several boards including Mystery Writers of America and the National Italian American Foundation. She lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with her dogs.