May 2009 Blog Posts (10)

The Gap, The Rainforest, and Cabernet

Imagine a mother and teenaged daughter walking into the Gap on a gorgeous Friday afternoon in late May. The mother says to the daughter, "Find whatever you like, take it all into the dressing room and try it on to make sure it fits, and I'll buy you whatever you want."

The daughter squeals, hugs her mom, perhaps says "I love you, Mom," and start grabbing hangers, right?

Now imagine the same scenario with a mother and teenaged son. Imagine that it unfolds as above, until we… Continue

Added by Wendy Corsi Staub on May 29, 2009 at 7:30pm — 5 Comments

Just Another Manic...Tuesday

I keep forgetting we had a long weekend...and no wonder. It's been a crazy, Monday kind of day as I'm slowly resurfacing after last week's unpleasantness.

Meanwhile, check out this link to Maya Rodale's blog, where I answered her "Six Questions"… Continue

Added by Wendy Corsi Staub on May 26, 2009 at 5:48pm — 1 Comment

Thank God

My father was moved from the ICU yesterday into a regular room and is on the mend. What a harrowing week it has been. Thank you for all the good thoughts and prayers!

Added by Wendy Corsi Staub on May 22, 2009 at 11:25am — 2 Comments


I know I have been quiet lately, as has Mark. Our family has hit another difficult patch and my father has been critically ill in the ICU. I hope to update you all with good news as soon as I can. Meanwhile, I have been receiving lots of emails and requests and questions about the new book, etc., and right now I am just too overwhelmed to tend to it. I didn't want anyone to feel ignored or feel that I am neglecting my community here. Mark and I will be back soon, hopefully with these troubled… Continue

Added by Wendy Corsi Staub on May 19, 2009 at 8:35am — 5 Comments

Dead Before Dark Readalong Winners!

Congrats to the 5 winners of my daily readalong triva contests!

Day 1: Sara Lopardo/Amazon Gift Certificate
Day 2: Tammy Spencer/Denny's Gift Card
Day 3: Laura Montana/Starbucks Gift Card
Day 4: John Valeri/Borders Gift Card
Day 5: Carol Buck/Freestyle Wristwatch

Thanks to you and all the members who played along; I love sharing the "Story behind the story" with you!

Added by Wendy Corsi Staub on May 12, 2009 at 4:16pm — 3 Comments

Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all of the moms and grandmas here! I wish you hand-picked spring flowers and crayon-scrawled "I love you's" and sticky kisses. Those are the things I'm wishing for myself today, grateful to be home with my children at last after a week away. I'm on a tight revision deadline so I'm working all day, but I'm content to just be here at home, with my boys right where I can hug them whenever I want to. Moms know that there is… Continue

Added by Wendy Corsi Staub on May 10, 2009 at 8:40am — 5 Comments

Another Bestseller!

After less than one week on-sale, Dead Before Dark has debuted at #105 of all books (hardcover/paperback/trade/fiction/non-fiction) on the USA Today Bestseller list! Congratulations to Wendy who is still traveling and thanks to all of you who continually support her!

Added by Mark Staub on May 7, 2009 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Wendy on the Road

Wendy asked me to pass on this message to the community - she is currently traveling, driving actually, from Pittsburgh to Erie, Pennsylvania. Wendy will post as soon as she can get online. She is headed for a Starbucks in Erie...stay tuned.

Added by Mark Staub on May 5, 2009 at 8:05am — No Comments

Oh, Stormvikki...

I just pulled the contest winner for April and it was one of the first members to join the site, almost a year ago. The member's name is STORMVIKKI . Congratulations!

Meanwhile, I've added all of you who had the correct answers to my growing pool of potential Grand Prize Winners and am really looking forward to drawing a name on New Year's Day to see whose hometown I'll be visiting!

The May contest has just been posted below, so be sure to enter!

Added by Wendy Corsi Staub on May 1, 2009 at 5:53pm — No Comments

Visit my Book Blog for your chance to win a signed copy of DEAD BEFORE DARK

Hi Everybody!

Wendy was kind enough to (somehow) find the time to stop over at my book blog on for a two day discussion. Yesterday, she gave some behind-the-scenes dirt on DEAD BEFORE DARK. And today, she shares the details of her writer's life. She is also offering signed books--one lucky person who leaves a comment over at the book blog will be chosen for each of those two days to receive a a book. Also, be sure to check out my reviews of DYING BREATH & DEAD BEFORE… Continue

Added by John on May 1, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

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