July 21, 2014 |
"Chick Wit" by Lisa Scottoline does not appear this week.
April 17, 2014 |
LISA SCOTTOLINE, writer of best-selling mysteries and Inquirer humor columnist, frequently wrote about her mother. Like the time she described in her column about discovering that Mother Mary, as she always called her, and Mary's son, Frank, were watching church services on TV at their home in Miami Beach. "Mom, do you and Frank really watch church services on Sunday mornings?" Lisa asked. "Who wants to know?" Mother Mary demanded. After more dialogue, Mother Mary says, "It makes me feel good.
April 16, 2014 |
Mary Scottoline, 90, formerly of Bala Cynwyd, the hilarious, sometimes profane, larger-than-life maternal figure known to readers as "Mother Mary," died Sunday, April 13, of lung cancer at the home of her daughter, Lisa, the author and Inquirer columnist. "We are heartbroken to report that Mother Mary passed away at home this morning, though she was at peace and in the embrace of our love. We choose to remember her as here, making us laugh," Lisa Scottoline said Monday on her Facebook page.
October 30, 2013 |
Tuesday Noon: Center City. Barnes & Noble, 1805 Walnut St. 7 p.m.: Devon. Barnes & Noble, 150 W. Swedesford Rd Saturday Noon: King of Prussia. Costco, 201 Allendale Rd 4 p.m.: Wilmington. Barnes & Noble, 4801 Concord Pike Sunday Noon: Mount Laurel. Costco, 100 Centerton Rd
October 28, 2013 |
This is the first of three excerpts from Lisa Scottoline's new book, "Accused," which comes out on Tuesday. Chapter One CONGRATULATIONS! read the banner, but Mary DiNunzio still couldn't believe she'd made partner, even at her own party. She felt stunned, happy, and hopeful, ready to leave behind her doubts, insecurities, and guilt. Okay, maybe not her guilt. Guilt was like her handbag, occasionally heavy, but something she just felt better carrying around. Same with her insecurities, with which she had grown secure.
September 21, 2013 |
Seconds after the doorbell rings, Lisa Scottoline opens her front door with a wide smile and a handshake. We're here to check out her new garden, the one she claims has already driven her insane with weeds, deer damage, and assorted other plagues. The New York Times best-selling author doesn't look deranged. A bit harried, yes, with a cell phone in her ear and hair still wet from the shower. She is barefoot, petite, looking younger than her 58 years and shorter than her 5-foot-2 self.