January 2009 Blog Posts (10)


At this time of year, I work with my publicists to finalize my tour schedule for spring and summer, when my new releases hit the shelves. Good thing I love to travel, because I’m going to be covering a lot of ground from April through August!

A quick rundown of the highlights finds me in Florida in April; upstate New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio in May; in Manhattan in June; at two national conferences—Thrillerfest (NYC) and RWA National (DC)—in… Continue

Added by Wendy Corsi Staub on January 27, 2009 at 6:30am — 5 Comments

Wherefore Art Thou, Dinty Moore?

I’m descended from a long line of Italian mothers who dote on their sons. Once, my mom (who, don’t get me wrong, adored her daughters) was screening calls, heard my brother’s voice on the answering machine , shrieked, “It’s Ricky!” and literally leapt over furniture to get to the phone on time. My husband, who witnessed it, still marvels at the memory of his airborn mother-in-law. I should add that my brother was an adult and living a few blocks away… Continue

Added by Wendy Corsi Staub on January 26, 2009 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

Extra Copy Of "Witch Hunt"

In my manic search to find a copy of Wendy's early YA novel "Witch Hunt"-now a rarity-I ended up with two. The second is in less than glamorous shape-it could use a bit of cosmetic work (not to mention that the excerpt at the back of the book was torn out), but it's readable. If anybody wants it, I'd be more than happy to send it your way to enjoy. The first person to comment wins!

Added by John on January 25, 2009 at 2:55pm — 1 Comment

Grand Prize

Now that the member exclusive contest is up and running (have you joined and entered yet?), I can reveal the Grand Prize that all monthly entrants will be automatically eligible to win (and if you enter every month, you'll have 12 chances to win!):

I love to travel, and I love to meet readers. Combining the two makes me REALLY happy.

So, on January 1, 2010, one name will be randomly chosen from the pool to receive four copies of my 2010 thriller from Avon. Share the books… Continue

Added by Wendy Corsi Staub on January 22, 2009 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

New Deal Announcement in PW!

This is from the January 19 issue of Publishers Weekly (those are just working titles):


Wendy Corsi Staub, who has published more than 30 books with Kensington over the last 15 years, will move to Avon for three new ones; Lucia Macro acquired world English rights in a major deal with Laura Blake Peterson at Curtis Brown. The first novel in the deal, Finders Keepers, will be published in 2010, to be followed by its sequel, Losers Weepers, and…

Added by Wendy Corsi Staub on January 20, 2009 at 1:30am — 5 Comments


Yesterday afternoon, I was sitting here working madly on my new book when Mark hollered from downstairs. I'll admit, I was not happy to be interrupted. My characters were in a provocative jam at that particular moment. "What is it?" I groused. "Bono!" he shouted.



Characters and plot promptly forgotten, I bolted downstairs.

Gotta love a man who would alert his wife to a channel-surf sighting of… Continue

Added by Wendy Corsi Staub on January 19, 2009 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Miracle on the Hudson

My older son and I were on our way to Borders in Manhattan this afternoon and he wanted to take a detour to the west side location where the US Air Jet was being removed from the Hudson River alongside Battery Park City.

The air temperature was in the teens and the river was filled with chunks of ice--it wasn't hard to imagine what it must have been like for those passengers wading along the wings waiting for rescue.

The area swarmed… Continue

Added by Wendy Corsi Staub on January 17, 2009 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

A New Year, A New Contest!

Many of you wrote to tell me you enjoyed last month’s Twelve Days of Christmas Nostalgic Recipes Blog (that’s not necessarily what I set out to create, but when you start mixing old photos and family memories with a whole lot of sugar and butter, that’s what you get!).

That got me thinking...

Twelve days of Christmas...twelve months in a year…and I just happen to have published twelve adult suspense novels. Just like that, a year-long contest idea was born.

I’ll… Continue

Added by Wendy Corsi Staub on January 15, 2009 at 7:14am — 1 Comment

Aspiring Authors, Take Note!

I know that many of you are aspiring authors, and I was, of course, once in your shoes. I was fortunate to have had a prior career as an editor at a Manhattan publishing house, and even more fortunate to have had a boss--the lovely Valerie Susan Hayward--who not only taught me how to be an editor, but encouraged me along the path to becoming an author.

I'm thrilled to announce that Val has now launched her own consulting business, and it's my pleasure to recommend her services to… Continue

Added by Wendy Corsi Staub on January 12, 2009 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

After the storm...A fresh start!

Yesterday, it snowed nonstop here in Westchester County, making it impossible for us to get to the party we were supposed to attend a few towns over. Instead, we had dinner with two couples at a local restaurant. The guys all ordered steak; my girlfriends and I shared three appetizers and two seafood entrees so we could have some of everything.

Before eleven, we adjourned to our friends' home a few snowy blocks away and rang in the… Continue

Added by Wendy Corsi Staub on January 1, 2009 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

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