Wendy Corsi Staub
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Wendy Corsi Staub

New York Times bestseller Wendy Corsi Staub is the award-winning author of more than ninety novels, best known for the single title psychological suspense novels she writes under her own name. Those books and the women’s fiction she writes under the pseudonym Wendy Markham have also appeared on the USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Bookscan bestseller lists. Wendy’s current releases, LITTLE GIRL LOST, DEAD SILENCE, and THE BUTCHER’S DAUGHTER comprise her fifth suspense trilogy for HarperCollins/William Morrow. She is writing a standalone psychological suspense to be published by William Morrow mid 2021. The first three titles in her Lily Dale traditional mystery series are NINE LIVES; SOMETHING BURIED, SOMETHING BLUE, and DEAD OF WINTER, with two more coming from Severn House in 2021-22. Her novel HELLO, IT’S ME was a recent Hallmark television movie starring Kellie Martin. Her short story “Cat Got Your Tongue” appeared in R.L. Stine’s MWA middle grade anthology SCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN (HarperCollins). Her short story “The Elephant in the Room” appears in Nasty Woman Press’s inaugural anthology SHATTERING GLASS. A three-time finalist for the Simon and Schuster Mary Higgins Clark Award, she’s won an RWA Rita Award, an RT Award for Career Achievement in Suspense, the 2007 RWA-NYC Golden Apple Award for Lifetime Achievement, and five WLA Washington Irving Prizes for Fiction. She previously published a dozen adult suspense novels with Kensington Books and the critically-acclaimed young adult paranormal series “Lily Dale” (Walker/Bloomsbury). Earlier in her career, she published a broad range of genres under her own name and pseudonyms, and was a co-author/ghostwriter for several celebrities. Raised in western NY's snow belt, Wendy graduated from SUNY Fredonia and launched a publishing career in New York City. She was Associate Editor at Silhouette Books before selling her first novel in 1992. Married with two young adult sons, she lives in the NYC suburbs. An active supporter of Planned Parenthood and the American Cancer Society, she was a featured speaker at Northern Westchester’s Relay for Life and a National Spokesperson for the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation. She has fostered for various animal rescue organizations and has three beloved rescue cats.
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