Books on the Lake

Thank you to Wayne County Community College District, the Friends of the Grosse Pointe Library, and all 300 attendees for this fabulous sellout event!

Meet Our Authors

Lisa Scottoline

Lisa Scottoline is the New York Times bestselling author and Edgar award-winning author of 24 novels, including her latest work, CORRUPTED.   She also writes a weekly column with her daughter Francesca Serritella for the Philadelphia Inquirer titled “Chick Wit” which is a witty and fun take on life from a woman’s perspective. These stories, along with many other never-before-published stories, have been collected in six books including their most recent, Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat?, and earlier collections, Have a Nice Guilt Trip; Meet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim; Best Friends, Occasional Enemies; My Nest Isn’t Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space; and Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog, which has been optioned for TV.

Lisa reviews popular fiction and non-fiction, and her reviews have appeared in New York Times, The Washington Post and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Lisa has served as President of Mystery Writers of America and has taught a course she developed, “Justice and Fiction” at The University of Pennsylvania Law School, her alma mater.

Lisa is a regular and much sought after speaker at library and corporate events. Lisa has over 30 million copies of her books in print and is published in over 35 countries. She lives in the Philadelphia area with an array of disobedient pets, and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

Lisa’s books have solidly landed on all the major bestseller lists including The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Publisher’s Weekly, Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times.   LOOK AGAIN was named “One of the Best Novels of the Year” by The Washington Post, and one of the best books in the world as part of World Book Night 2013. Lisa’s novels are known for their emotionality and their warm and down-to-earth characters, which resonate with readers and reviewers long after they have finished the books. When writing about Lisa’s Rosato & Associates series, Janet Maslin of The New York Times applauds Lisa’s books as “punchy, wisecracking thrillers” whose “characters are earthy, fun and self-deprecating” and distinguishes her as having “one of the best-branded franchise styles in current crime writing.”

Devin Scillian

It can be difficult to pin Devin Scillian down on his occupation. Journalist, best-selling author, songwriter, musician — they all fit. But at the heart of it all, Devin Scillian is an American storyteller.

Devin is the author of 16 children’s books. His book “A is for America” is a national bestseller and has become a staple in classrooms all over the United States. His “Memoirs of a Goldfish” won the Wanda Gag Award for the nation’s best “read aloud” book.

As a journalist, Devin Scillian brings national and international reporting experience to his position as anchor of WDIV-TV in Detroit. He’s been honored for his work both at home and abroad. His assignments have taken him from Sydney, Australia to St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, from the Red Sea to Moscow, from Jerusalem to Siberia. Three times he has won the Edward R. Murrow Award, one of the highest honors in broadcasting. His Sunday morning news program “Flashpoint” is considered must-see-TV for those in the know in Detroit.

Devin is also an accomplished musician and songwriter. He’s won the prestigious Detroit Music Award for Best Country Performer. He has released three albums of his original songs, including “A is For America” based on his book of the same name.

After graduating from the William Allen White School of Journalism at the University of Kansas in 1985, Devin began his career at WIBW-TV in Topeka. His career took him to WAND in Decatur, Illinois, KLTV in Tyler, Texas, and KFOR in Oklahoma City before he arrived in Detroit.

Devin is married to artist Corey Scillian. They are the parents of four children and reside in Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan.

This event is made possible by the Grosse Pointe Library Foundation, in partnership with Wayne County Community College and the Friends of the Grosse Pointe Public Library.

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