Francesca Serritella is a New York Times bestselling author and columnist. She grew up in the Philadelphia area and graduated cum laude from Harvard University, where she won multiple awards for her creative writing, including the Charles Edmond Horman Prize and Le Baron Russell Briggs Prize. Her senior thesis, a novella, was awarded highest honors and won the Thomas T. Hoopes Prize. She also performed in choir and musical theater, in particular the Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert & Sullivan Society productions, because she was very cool.
Upon graduation, Francesca moved to New York City with a suitcase and a puppy. The puppy was her happiness insurance—and it worked! She began writing and researching her first novel, Ghosts of Harvard. While working on the novel, she also co-authored a bestselling nine-book series of essay collections with her mother, bestselling author Lisa Scottoline, and co-writes a Sunday column entitled “Chick Wit” in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Francesca lives in New York with her dog Pip and cat Mimi. She is working on her next novel.