August 17, 2016
This is the second of three excerpts from Lisa Scottoline's new novel, "Damaged," now in stores. Chapter Two 'Good morning, I'm Mary DiNunzio. " Mary closed the door as O'Brien tucked his napkin in the pocket of his worn khakis, which he had on with a boxy navy sports jacket that hung on his long, bony frame. His blue-striped tie lay against his chest, and Mary noticed as she approached him that his oxford shirt had a fraying collar. Edward's hooded eyes were an aged hazel green behind wire-rimmed glasses, with visible bifocal windows.
August 7, 2016 |
You may remember that I wrote recently about wanting to add a little room onto my kitchen so I could look at a blooming garden instead of a stainless steel wall. I went back and forth about whether I was entitled to spend money that was supposed to be for my retirement on a home renovation that I might not even live to see, since I am half-dead already, at 61. Well, thanks to your wonderful, encouraging emails and also my innate selfishness and inability to delay gratification, I am building the garden room, and we just broke ground.
July 31, 2016 |
Francesca and I just returned from a book tour, driving to bookstores in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. It was wonderful to meet our readers, and the only downside of the tour was the fault of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. Let me explain. Loyal readers know I'm not the bravest driver in the world, especially when I'm crossing the Bay Bridge in Maryland. In fact, Francesca drove us over the bridge while I was in the passenger seat, driving myself over the deep end. I would like to meet the person who designed the Bay Bridge, which zooms straight up into the clouds, veers left at a seagull, reaches heaven, and then plunges back down again, barely skimming the top of the briny deep.
July 11, 2016 |
You know what a cutlet is? Men think it's something you eat for dinner. But women know better. For those of you without estrogen, a cutlet is a piece of fake-cotton padding in a bra. And all of a sudden, cutlets are everywhere, aren't they? I say this because I went online shopping for bathing suits, which taught me many new things about the world of fashion. Before I begin, let me explain why I was shopping online for bathing suits instead of going to a store.
July 3, 2016 |
By the time you read this, I will be a year older. But no wiser. Because I almost got killed this morning doing a dumb thing. Or maybe the best thing I ever did. You be the judge. We began on a quiet Saturday morning, and I was going to meet my best friend, Franca, so we could ride our bikes on the trail. Yes, it's that time of year again, when Franca and I go bicycle-riding and try to remain upright. I was driving to meet her, and there was only light traffic because it was early in the morning on a summer weekend, but as I turned onto this main, four-lane road near my house, I happened to notice a flock of mother and baby geese about to step off the curb on the other side of the street and cross the road.
June 26, 2016 |
Guess who's coming over this week. The USA. OK, I'm exaggerating. But only a little. Let me explain. About a month or so ago, I found out that Francesca and I were scheduled to be on Good Morning America , which is very big news. We were booked to talk about our funny series that's coming out next month, as well as my thrillers and novels. We were superexcited because the show has a bazillion viewers, and obviously, this would expose our books to a national audience.
April 24, 2016
For the week ended April 17, compiled by Nielsen BookScan ©2016 The Nielsen Co. Fiction 1. The Obsession Nora Roberts. Berkley. $28 2. As Time Goes By Mary Higgins Clark. Simon & Schuster. $27 3. The Nest Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney. Ecco. $27 4. Fool Me Once Harlan Coben. Dutton. $28 5. Most Wanted Lisa Scottoline. St. Martin's. $28 6. The 14th Colony Steve Berry. Minotaur. $28 7. Miller's Valley Anna Quindlen. Random House. $28 8. Private Paris James Patterson & Mark Sullivan.
April 15, 2016
Excerpts from Lisa Scottoline's new novel, "Most Wanted," now in stores. Chapter One Christine Nilsson walked to the closed door with anticipation. She knew everyone was waiting for her inside the teachers' lounge, ready to surprise her. She'd guessed what they were up to, leaving their classrooms after the dismissal bell, then her principal summoning her for a "quick meeting," even though there was no such thing at Nutmeg Hill Elementary. It was sweet of them to throw her a good-bye party, especially on the last week of school when everybody was crazy-busy.
April 10, 2016 |
Wednesday Noon: Center City Barnes & Noble, 1805 Walnut St. 7 p.m.: Exton Barnes & Noble, 301 Main St. Saturday 4 p.m.: Willow Grove Barnes & Noble, 102 Park Ave. Next Sunday 11 a.m.: Mount Laurel Costco, 100 Centerton Rd. 4 p.m.: Cherry Hill Barnes & Noble, 911 Haddonfield Rd.