Wendy Corsi Staub
New York Times bestseller Wendy Corsi Staub is the award-winning author of more than sixty published novels. Under her own name, Wendy achieved New York Times bestselling status with the single title psychological suspense novels she writes for Zebra Books. Those novels and the women's fiction she writes under the pseudonym Wendy Markham have also frequently appeared on the USA Today, Barnes and Noble Top Ten, and Bookscan bestseller lists.
Currently under contract with five major publishers, Wendy will release a total of thirteen novels in a seventeen-month period that extends into July 2007. Notable among those are 2007 New York Times bestsellers DON'T SCREAM (Zebra, May 2007) and MOST LIKELY TO DIE (Zebra, February 2007), a suspense novel she co-wrote with fellow New York Times authors Lisa Jackson and Beverly Barton. LILY DALE: AWAKENING (Walker, September 2007) is the launch book in her new young adult paranormal suspense series, which has been optioned for television. She continues to write romance and chick lit as Wendy Markham, whose latest titles include the Christmas Time Travel romance, IF ONLY IN MY DREAMS (Signet, December 2007); the new installment in her bestselling chick lit series, SLIGHTLY MARRIED (Red Dress Ink, June 2007); and a paranormal romantic comedy, LOVE, SUBURBAN STYLE (Warner Forever, July 2007).
Having won two RWA Rita awards and twice been awarded the Washington Irving Prize for Fiction, Wendy was honored as one of NY's Westchester County Millennial Authors in 2000. She has been selected as the 2007 recipient of the RWA-NYC Lifetime Achievement Golden Apple Award. Her Wendy Markham novel SLIGHTLY SINGLE was selected as one of Waldenbooks' 100 Best Fiction titles of 2002. Her thriller THE LAST TO KNOW was nominated for the RT BOOKclub Reviewers Choice award and five of her novels, DON'T SCREAM; THE LAST TO KNOW; MIKE, MIKE AND ME; HELLO, IT'S ME; and BRIDE NEEDS GROOM, were awarded a month's top pick review by the RTBOOKclub magazine. Her work has been translated into more than a dozen languages worldwide and a number of her titles have been selected as features for Mystery Guild, Literary Guild, Doubleday Book Club, Large Print Book Club, and Rhapsody Book Club.
Wendy grew up in a large, close-knit family in rural southwestern New York State and decided she wanted to become an author while in third grade. An English major at the State University of New York, she worked in two independent bookstores during college, then moved alone to New York City at 21 to pursue her dream. After stints as a book editor for a Manhattan publishing house and an account coordinator for a major advertising agency, she sold her first novel, the supernatural young adult thriller SUMMER LIGHTNING. Early in her writing career, she published in various genres including suspense, horror, historical and contemporary romance, television and movie tie-in, and biography. She also co-authored a mystery series with former New York City mayor Ed Koch and ghost-wrote for a number of bestselling authors and celebrities.
Wendy now lives in the New York City suburbs with her husband of sixteen years and their two children.
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