Lisa Scottoline — American Author born on July 01, 1955,

Lisa Scottoline is an American author of legal thrillers. According to her website, her last name is pronounced as if it rhymes with fettuccine or scaloppine... (wikipedia)

I love everything about Philadelphia, and its food is like the city itself: real-deal, hearty, and without pretension. We've always had an underdog vibe as a city, but that just makes us try harder, and I love our scrappiness and scruffiness.
I love writing both fiction and memoir. Both have unique challenges; bottom line, fiction is hard because you have to come up with the credible, twisty plot, and memoir is hard because you have to say something true and profound, albeit in a funny way.
I love the dignity in the name Philadelphia, but at heart, we're Philly.
And when I look at my mother, I reflect on her strength and endurance. She's cranky sometimes, but she is lovable and loving. I'd be happy to be there at 86.
I am an open book, literally. I don't mind if people know way too much about me.