"If you like Mary Higgins Clark, you'll love Wendy Corsi Staub." —NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Lisa Jackson
New York Times more than seventy 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 four major publishers, Wendy will see a total of sixteen novels published in an eighteen-month period that extends into fall 2008. Notable among these are 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: BELIEVING (Walker Books, May 2008) is the second book in her new young adult paranormal suspense series, and will be followed by LILY DALE: CONNECTING (Walker Books, November 2008) and at least one more title through early 2009. The series has been optioned for television
Wendy 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 reissue); the new installment in her bestselling chick lit series, SLIGHTLY SUBURBAN (Red Dress Ink, July 2008) and the light paranormal romance, THAT'S AMORE (Grand Central Publishing, August 2008), the latest installment in her Chickalini Family series.
Having won two RITA®, romance publishing's "Oscar", and twice been awarded the Washington Irving Prize for Fiction, Wendy was honored as one of Westchester County, New York's Millennial Authors in 2000. She was the 2007 recipient of the RWA-NYC Lifetime Achievement Golden Apple Award, and the 2008 recipient of RT BOOKreviews Magazine's Award for Career Achievement in Suspense. 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 an 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 that 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 while in third grade she wanted to become an author. 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 seventeen years and their two children. Wendy is launching a new social networking website, www.WendyCorsiStaubCommunity.com, where readers can interact with her and one another — something no other author has done!