Originally from St. Paul, Minnesota, USA Today bestselling author Gina LaManna has also called Italy and Los Angeles home. At the moment she lives nine blocks from the beach and sometimes runs marathons. After studying numbers and equations in college, she realized multiple choice tests were "just not for her" and began writing books instead. She loves cappuccino foam and whipped cream and would subsist solely on sprinkles if possible. She has one imaginary dog.
Gina also writes the Mini Pie the Spy! books, under pen name, Libby LaManna, a children's series featuring an over-enthusiastic little detective, similar in style to Junie B. Jones.
a Misty Newman Mystery
It's all fun and dance, until a body turns up.
When Misty Newman returned home to rural Minnesota, the residents of Little Lake were surprised—and not in a good way. Having skipped town ten years before with a scholarship in hand and the shiniest of futures, Misty took a nasty fall from grace when she dropped out of college to become a Hollywood burlesque dancer. Though she didn't hope for a welcome home parade or an invitation to join the Monday night knitting club, Misty never expected to become the number one suspect in a murder case! However when her landlord is found strangled by her fishnet stockings, things don't look good for Misty. To make matters worse, the town sheriff—Misty's ex-almost-fiancé—happens to agree. All Misty wants is to fix up her grandmother's cozy house, revive her struggling dance studio, and rekindle the old friendships she's neglected...but if Misty doesn't find out who's responsible for the death soon, she may just be next on the killer's list!