Gina LaManna


Her latest, a murder mystery, gives new meaning to the term, “wedding crasher.”

Gina LaManna is the USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota with her family.

Read BookTrib’s review of Gina’s book, Pretty Guilty Women.

For more on Gina please visit her website.


Pretty Guilty Women (2019)

The Hex Files (2018)

Hex on the Beach (2016)

Shades of Pink (2017)

Sprinkled (2014)

Biggest literary influencers:

JK Rowling, Lianne Moriarty, JD Robb/Nora Roberts

Last book read:

The Other Mrs. Miller

The book that changed your life:

When I dove into the pages of Harry Potter for the first time, I felt as if I’d completely disappeared into another world. The experience taught me the power of words and imagination, along with the sheer joy that can come with reading. I have since hoped to bring a little bit of that escape and joy to others with my writing!

Your favorite literary character:

I have always loved Stephanie Plum. Humor is so hard to write, and she is one of the first characters that made me laugh out loud while reading. I loved knowing I could pick up a book and walk away with a smile!

Currently working on:

I’m currently working on my second suspense novel in a similar vein as Pretty Guilty Women.

Words to live by:

My husband tells me this often: Do more of what makes you happy!

Advice to new and aspiring authors:

Read a lot, write a lot, and believe in yourself!


“From the moment I started reading Pretty Guilty Women, I was completely immersed in the gripping, twisty, diffuser-filled world of a posh spa wedding, where four college friends reunite, each with old baggage and new. Sparkling with insight, wine, humor, and a drop of blood, the women in this book leapt off the page and straight into my heart. Pretty Guilty Women is a must read!”

-Susan Crawford, Bestselling author of The Pocket Wife and The Other Widow