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The Full Story

I'm Sara DiVello. I'm a true crime novelist and the founder and host of the popular author interview series, Mystery and Thriller Mavens.

My next book, Broadway Butterfly: A Thriller, the true story of one of the most notorious crimes of the century, comes out August 1, 2023. I invite you to check it out here, join me at upcoming events--both in-person and virtual--connect with me on social media, or just hang out and peek Behind the Scenes (coming August 1st!).

You can also see my upcoming Mavens guests, peruse the library of past interviews (I can almost guarantee your favorite authors--or next favorite!--are there!),

The Writer

Before becoming a writer, Sara spent 15 years doing PR for large, international companies. Her first book, Where in the OM Am I? was the NIEA-winner for Best Memoir and a Shape Magazine book pick. Kirkus praised her as a, “…fresh…sympathetic voice…hilarious.”

She is the founder and on-air host of the popular Mystery and Thriller Mavens Series, and has hosted over 400 authors, ranging from luminaries like Dean Koontz, Patricia Cornwell, Jeffery Deaver, Walter Mosley, Karin Slaughter, Lisa Unger, Tamron Hall, and Ruth Ware, to many exciting new voices in the genre.


She has taught workshops for writers on topics ranging from social media, PR, branding, and podcasting, for the past 12 years at Muse and the Marketplace, the second-largest writers conference in the country, Mystery Writers of America’s New England Crime Bake, Unbound Book Festival, and International Thriller Writer’s ThrillerFest, among others.

She has appeared on CBS as well as in Forbes, The New York Times, ABC, CNBC, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today, Boston Magazine, and many more. Her articles have appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Elle, and many more.

Sara is also an acclaimed yoga teacher. She has spoken at MASS Conference for Women, Nantucket Book Festival,LA Film Festival, Chelsea Film Festival, Boston Book Festival, Women’s Global Leadership Summit, Inbound, WELL Summit, Maine Yoga Festival, Cape Cod’s Yoga Festival, Nantucket Yoga Festival, The GOOD Fest, and more.

Sara’s talks are eye-opening, thought-provoking, and illuminating. Her straight-shooting, vulnerable style is known for making audiences laugh deeply and often, as well as cry (don’t worry–only when appropriate).


Sara holds a B.A. in communications, summa cum laude, with a print concentration and a minor in European history. When she's not writing, she loves to garden, cook, EAT, knit, and go for long walks with her husband and 16-pound rescue dog, Pelu.

The Book

Broadway Butterfly is a true crime thriller about the unsolved murder of a Manhattan It Girl in 1923…and the shocking ramifications that ripple from the gangster underworld all the way to the White House, was sold at auction and will be published by Thomas & Mercer on August 1, 2023.

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