Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Philadelphia-area author Lisa Scottoline addresses large crowd for Phoenixville Healthy Woman event

Author Lisa Scottoline gave the keynote address at Phoenixville Hospital's Healthy Woman Program's fourth anniversary celebration and business expo last week.

Scottoline, author of nonfiction books "My Nest Isn't Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space" and "Why My Third Husband Will Be A Dog;" and 18 fictional legal thrillers including "Save Me," "Dirty Blonde," and "Lady Killer," addressed more than 350 women and representatives from 58 businesses and nonprofits at the May 10 event, held at Rivercrest Golf Club.

Mercury Editor Nancy March and I were scheduled to attend, but because of some production issues, we had to stay glued to the office. Thankfully, the Phoenixville Hospital staff provided us with this photo of Scottoline (center), along with the Healthy Woman program's coordinators, Dr. Amy Jane Cadieux and Anna Mae Galbraith.

Scottoline provided the sold-out crowd with a rousing keynote address. The best-selling author also pens the weekly Philadelphia Inquirer "Chick Wit" column with her daughter, Francesca Serritella

She began her presentation by saying she was pleased to "honor the connections between the women in the room," according to a release from Phoenixville Hospital. Scottoline's address included stories about her road to becoming an author and insight on where she gets the ideas for her novels.

"The highlight of our program this year was Lisa Scottoline's insightful and humorous presentation that really spoke to the women in the audience and ended the evening in a fantastic way," said Anna Mae Galbraith, director of Community Health Education and Healthy Woman Coordinator at Phoenixville Hospital.

According to Scottoline's website, she also teaches a course she developed, "Justice and Fiction," at Penn Law School, her alma mater. She lives in the Philadelphia area.

For more information about the Phoenixville Hospital Healthy Woman program, visit phoenixvillehospital.com

1 comment:

Italia said...

This novel is interesting in that it starts out as a drama, but later becomes a mystery as Rose embarks on a quest to find the truth while protecting her daughter and clearing her name. Honestly, I didn't know what I was going to think of this novel when I picked it up. Originally, I was excited, but as I read the many reviews out there, across all the spectrums, I began to wonder if I would like it at all. What I found, upon reading it, is that I truly loved it, but it is for a certain type of reader. one who is able to look past far-fetched scenarios and timelines and just enjoy a work on the whole. If that doesn't sound like you, you may not care for this novel, but I highly enjoyed it.