Recognition & Awards

Awards and Distinctions

Mystery Readers International

Macavity Award, Nominee (2024)

Mystery Writers of America

Edgar Award, Winner (1995)
Edgar Award, Nominee (1994)

Publishers Weekly Magazine

Named “PW Innovator” (April 2004)

Cosmopolitan Magazine

“Fun Fearless Female” Award for embodying independent women in the creative arts (2004)

University of Pennsylvania

Paving the Way Award, Women in Business

Italian Heritage and Cultural Committee of New York

il Leone Di San Marco Award for promoting positive images of Italian-Americans (May 2005)

Weinberg Library at the University of Scranton

Distinguished Author Award


Annual featured guest teacher at SEAK, a national legal-fiction writing seminar

Diet Coke’s Literacy Promotion

One of six best-selling authors chosen for Diet Coke’s literacy promotion

Education and Law

West Chester University, Pennsylvania

Honorary Doctorate of Laws Degree ( 2004)

Nova Southeastern Law School

Leo Goodwin, Senior Professor of Law and Popular Culture (2002)

University of Pennsylvania Law School

Henry Loughlin Prize for Legal Ethics (1981)


Mystery Writers of America

Served as the President

National Italian American Foundation

Serves on the Board of Directors

Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts

Serves on the Board of Directors

Winning Voices

Francesca Serritella and Lisa Scottoline

In their humorous nonfiction, Lisa and Francesca share the laugh-out-loud, heartfelt, and sometimes cringe-worthy stories of their lives with which women of all ages will instantly relate. Given the personal nature of this New York Times bestselling series of books, it made sense that Lisa and Francesca read the audiobooks. The result has been fantastic, and they have won multiple awards from AudioFile magazine!

Earphones Award

AudioFile Magazine
Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat?

Editor’s Pick

AudioFile Magazine
Meet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim

Best Book of the Year

AudioFile Magazine
Have a Nice Guilt Trip

Earphones Award

AudioFile Magazine
Best Friends, Occasional Enemies

Earphones Award and
Editor’s Pick

AudioFile Magazine
My Nest Isn’t Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space

Voice of the Year and
Earphones Award

AudioFile Magazine
Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog