DiSilverio, Laura
Pseudonym: 
Ella Barrick
Current Location: 
Colorado Springs, CO
Occupation(s): 
Novelist
Biography: 

The author of twelve mystery novels and counting, Laura DiSilverio is a former Air Force intelligence officer. She writes the Mall Cop series (Berkley Prime Crime), the Swift Investigations humorous PI series (Minotaur), and the upcoming Readaholics book club mystery series (NAL)—first two books coming in 2015.

She conducts workshops for writers’ conferences and MWA’s Mystery University, and serves as President of Sisters in Crime.

She plots murders and parents teens in Colorado, trying to keep the two tasks separate.

Awards/Honors: 
Two-time finalist for the Lefty Award for Humorous Mystery of the Year
Education/Training: 
Master of Arts in English Literature, University of Pennsylvania - Bachelor of Arts in English/Rhetoric, Trinity University - Assistant Professor (English) at the United States Air Force Academy
Organizations: 
President, Sisters in Crime - Member, Mystery Writers of America
Speaker Availability: 
Yes
Speaker Topics: 
Writing - Publishing - Promoting - Motivational - Reinventing oneself after forty - Other topics as requested
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