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Saturday, 3 December 2011

Author Profile: Francesca Serritella

With the November 22 release of Best Friends, Occasional Enemies: The Lighter Side of Life as a Mother and Daughter co-written with her mother Lisa Scottoline, there was no better time to feature author and columnist Francesca Serritella.

Francesca finds humor in everyday life, much which is reflected in her writing. Laughter made difficult times easier to manage, and a Sunday column she co-writes with her mother for the Philadelphia Inquirer, "Chick Wit," takes a look at the witter side of women's lives, written from, of course, the perspectives of women.

Francesca Serritella was born in Philadelphia. She 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 two collections, the first, Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog, and the second, released October 2010, My Nest Isn't Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space. Today, Francesca lives in New York City with her beloved dog, Pip. She is working on a novel.


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