Lisa Scottoline’s writing career began with her first novel, “Everywhere That Mary Went,” in 1994. The novel became a best-seller and was nominated for the Edgar Award, the most prestigious award given in crime fiction, by the Mystery Writers of America. Her second novel, “Final Appeal,” received the 1995 Edgar Award. Since then she has written more than 25 books, many of which have appeared on best-seller lists, including those of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today. Her books have over 30 million copies in print and are published in more than 35 countries and 25 languages. Scottoline also co-writes a humor column with her daughter, Francesca Serritella, called “Chick Wit” for the Philadelphia Inquirer. The duo has written several books together, including their latest collection of funny stories and true confessions, “Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat? True Stories and Confessions” (St. Martin’s Press). Scottoline’s newest thriller is “Every Fifteen Minutes” (St. Martin’s Press).