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Wendy Corsi Staub, '86, returns to share road to "bestsellerdom"
Friday, September 23, 2011

Wendy Corsi Staub
Wendy Corsi Staub, '86

Friday, Sept. 30: 3 p.m., Rosch Recital Hall

“Problem Puppies, Persnickety Publishers, and Other Potholes on the Road to Bestsellerdom” 

 

As a part of  2011-12 Convocation Series, Wendy Corsi Staub will continue this year's theme of "Taking Risks: Rewards and Repercussions" by talking about the road she traveled to "bestsellerdom" on Friday, Sept. 30 from 3 to 4 p.m. in Rosch Recital Hall.

The event is free and open to the public, followed by a reception in the lobby. Later that evening, Ms. Corsi Staub will have a book signing at The Book Nook at 7 p.m., located at 1170 Central Avenue, inside of the D&F Plaza. 

“Problem Puppies, Persnickety Publishers, and Other Potholes on the Road to Bestsellerdom” is the title of her lecture, focusing on creativity and entrepreneurship.

Ms. Corsi Staub is a Dunkirk native and a 1986 alumna of the SUNY Fredonia Department of English. She has sold three million books worldwide and is a distinguished New York Times best-selling author. She has penned more than 70 published novels.

She grew up in a large, close-knit family and decided she wanted to become an author while in third grade. She worked in two independent bookstores while she was a student at Fredonia, 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, Ms. Corsi Staub 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 best-selling authors and celebrities.

In 2007, Ms. Corsi Staub won the NYC Gold Apple Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Romance Writers of America, along with the 2008 Romantic Times Award for Career Achievement in Suspense. A long-time supporter of her alma mater, she was selected as the SUNY Fredonia commencement speaker for the 2008 ceremony.

To learn more, contact Dean John Kijinski of the College of Arts and Sciences at john.kijinski@fredonia.edu.

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