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This week we have a double-whammy with two great authors visit us. Both have been featured here before - WENDY CORSE STAUB and JAMIE FREVELETTI. They are doing a joint book signing tour - hopefully they'll be able to tell us if they've scheduled any signings at brick-and-mortar Barnes & Noble stores!

 

I'm giving Wendy and Jamie their own threads for this feature. This one is Wendy's!

 

Wendy's website is here: http://www.wendycorsistaub.com/

 

Wendy is on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/wendycorsistaub

 



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ABOUT WENDY

 



New York Times bestseller Wendy Corsi Staub is the award-winning author of more than seventy published novels and has sold more than three million books worldwide. Under her own name, Wendy achieved New York Times bestselling status with her single title psychological suspense novels. 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.

Her thriller LIVE TO TELL (Avon Books, March 2010) received a starred review in Publishers Weekly and marks the first title in a suspense trilogy that continues with SCARED TO DEATH (Avon Books, January 2011) and HELL TO PAY (Avon Books, October 2011). She is currently under contract with Harpercollins for a new suspense trilogy slated for publication in 2012 with the tentative titles NIGHTCRAWLER, SLEEPWALKER, and SHADOWKILLER. 

As "Wendy Markham," her most recent title, THE BEST GIFT, is a sequel to the acclaimed 2006 Christmas Time Travel romance, IF ONLY IN MY DREAMS (both from Signet). She contributed a short story, "My Father's Eyes," to the FIRST THRILLS anthology edited by Lee Child (Forge, June 2010)

Wendy is a nominee for this year’s Mystery Writers of America Mary Higgins Clark award for LIVE TO TELL. She won the 2008 RT Award for Career Achievement in Suspense and the 2007 RWA-NYC Golden Apple Award for Lifetime Achievement. A proud recipient of the RWA Rita award, she has also been honored four times with the Westchester Library Association's Washington Irving Prize for Fiction and was recognized as one of WLA's Millennial Authors in 2000. Her Wendy Markham novel SLIGHTLY SINGLE was named one of Waldenbooks' 100 Best Fiction titles of 2002. Her novels SLIGHTLY SUBURBAN, THE LAST TO KNOW, and ASK ME AGAIN were nominated for RT Reviewers Choice awards, 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 RT BOOK club magazine.

Her work has been translated into more than a dozen languages worldwide and her titles are regularly selected as features for Mystery Guild, Literary Guild, Doubleday Book Club, Large Print Book Club, and Rhapsody Book Club. The series LILY DALE is under development for television and is available from Audible in audio book format.

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. 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 has ghost-written for a number of bestselling authors and celebrities.

Wendy now lives in the New York City suburbs with her husband of twenty years and their two children. A 1986 graduate of the State University of New York at Fredonia, she proudly delivered the keynote commencement address at her alma mater in May 2008 and is serving a three-year appointment to the Dean's Advisory Council for the College of Arts and Sciences.

 
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Here's a link to Wendy's previous visit to B&N's Mystery Forum:

 http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/Mystery/Please-Welcome-Author-WENDY-CORSI-STAUB/m-p/603465/hi...

 

She was also featured at Romance University last week:

http://romanceuniversity.org/2011/09/28/summer-of-groupies-and-gratitude-wendy-corsi-staub/

 

COMING UP:

 

  • November 29, 2011, 7–9 p.m.
    Discussion/signing with Wendy Corsi Staub and Andrew Gross
    New Rochelle Public Library
    1 Library Plaza
    New Rochelle, NY 10801
    For more information: Click here »
  • March 8-10, 2012
    RWA PASIC Conference
    Guest Speaker
    New York, NY
    For more information: Click here »
  • July 25-28, 2012
    RWA National Conference
    Annaheim, CA
    For more information: Click here »
  • October 4-7, 2012
    Bouchercon
    Cleveland, OH
    For more information: Click here »

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Hell to Pay  

 

Hell to Pay by Wendy Corsi Staub: Book Cover

 

And so it begins . . . again.

Survivors of a serial killer who invaded their childhood, Lucy Walsh and Jeremy Cavalon are married now, replacing nightmares of their terrifying past with joyful dreams of the upcoming birth of their first child. Fiercely determined to protect the fragile balance of their lives, Lucy doesn’t know that her new husband guards a deadly secret . . . or that an Act of God is about to unleash a vengeful fury.

For shell-shocked Lucy and Jeremy, the horrible death of a loved one is a tragic accident. But for a shadowy predator, it’s the first step toward completing a deadly mission that was interrupted so long ago. Now, at last, the members of the Walsh and Cavalon families will pay for their sins, one by one . . .

 

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Please welcome WENDY CORSI STAUB!

 



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Thanks, Becke! Hi, everyone! I flew home yesterday from the last stop on my book tour with Jamie. After almost 2 weeks on the road, I was glad to get home in time to spend the Columbus Day holiday with my family--my boys are off from school today. But I'm going through a bit of "tour withdrawal," so this will be a nice way to continue to connect with my readers in the days ahead. Please feel free to ask me anything, and tell me a bit about yourselves, too!

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Thanks, Becke! Hi, everyone! I flew home yesterday from the last stop on my book tour with Jamie. After almost 2 weeks on the road, I was glad to get home in time to spend the Columbus Day holiday with my family--my boys are off from school today. But I'm going through a bit of "tour withdrawal," so this will be a nice way to continue to connect with my readers in the days ahead. Please feel free to ask me anything, and tell me a bit about yourselves, too!


Hi Wendy! I'm excited to see you here, and I appreciate you taking the time to do this after your exhausting book tour. We'll try to keep it laid back for you - today may be more laid back than usual, because there's some kind of site problem and a lot of people are having trouble posting comments. They can still read our comments in the meantime, and hopefully the glitch will be fixed soon.

 

Thanks for the link to the video clip - I'll post it in the next comment box!

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Hell to Pay  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I've read this whole series and I should have known better than to read this before I went to bed. Talk about scary! I don't want to give anything away, but there were a couple of scenes that had me gasping out loud. 

 

I was fascinated about something that happened right as the book opened, and I'm debating if it would be a spoiler to talk about that here. I know a lot of you wait to read the featured books until you've had a chat with the author. If any of you have read the book already. what do you think - will it spoil anything if I talk about the event that kicks off the story?

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Hi, Wendy, I have read a couple of your books and enjoyed them. Welcome to the Forum and thanks for being here.

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Wendy - Can you tell us what you're working on now, or is it too soon to say? I'd also love to hear more about your 2012 release!

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Welcome Wendy:

 

I've read your book:

Kiss Her Goodbye  

 

I enjoyed this book very much. I will have to check out your new book.

 

I hope you enjoy your visit with us and thanks for visiting!

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Welcome,Wendy.  I have purchased 3 of your books for my Nook in the last month.  They were Live to Tell,  Dead Before Dark , and Don't Scream . Now I have to get straightended out on the series' where each belong.  I really love your books!! 

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I've been reading Wendy's books for years. I've recently been updating my Shelfari account and realized I hadn't added her books. I started to add them, then realized she's written so many there's no way I'll ever be able to list them all! I like Wendy's YA books as well as her mystery/suspense novels. I love the Lily Dale stories! Did you know it's a real place?

 

Lily Dale Assemblyhttp://www.lilydaleassembly.com/

 

"We invite you to explore and experience the many opportunities to expand your knowledge and intuition.  We hope you will find here a deep sense of peace and a renewed sense of the divinity within you. Since it was established in 1879, Lily Dale has been the world’s largest center for spiritual development and the practice of the Spiritualist religion.

 

For 133 years, Lily Dale has offered a world-renowned summer program of lectures, workshops and other activities featuring best-selling authors, leaders in academic and scientific research into psychic phenomena, as well as the world’s most powerful mediums, teachers and healers.

 

Lily Dale is widely known as a place where knowledge and enlightenment converge in ways that deepen faith and heighten awareness. The energy of the universal life force can be felt, experienced and developed here in this serene 19th century lakeside community surrounded by towering, old-growth forest."

 

From Wikipedia:

 

Lily Dale is the backdrop for a series of young adult paranormal novels by New York Times bestselling author Wendy Corsi Staub, who grew up a few miles from Lily Dale, New York. To-date, the series includes four titles published by Walker Books for Young Readers: Lily Dale: AwakeningLily Dale: BelievingLily Dale: Connecting and Lily Dale: Discovering. They have been optioned for television by Freemantle Entertainment. Staub has also written an adult bestselling thriller set in Lily Dale entitled In The Blink Of An Eye, published by Kensington Books in 2002.

 

In the Blink of an Eye  

Lily Dale Assembly

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Hi, everyone! Fresh from my book tour--I'm happy to reconnect with the gang here! I've been trying to reply since yesterday morning but couldn't, due to a technical glitch!

 

Anyway, it's great to be back! How is everyone?