Mitzi Malloy and the Anything-But-Heavenly Summer
Teen Angels: Book One
Curtis Brown Digital
Young Adult, Young Adult: Contemporary
July 14, 2015
Available in: e-Book (reprint)
This first-ever digital edition marks the 20th anniversary publication of New York Times bestseller Wendy Corsi Staub’s whimsical middle grade series. Initially published in print in 1995 by Kensington Books, MITZI MALLOY AND THE ANYTHING-BUT-HEAVENLY SUMMER introduces a quirky quartet of Teen Angels who must earn their wings by helping regular kids who are wrestling earthly problems. In this debut title, middle schooler Mitzi Malloy is facing the worst summer of her life. Too broke to even run away from home, with her best friend away at camp and her parents’ separation looming, she’s convinced it would take a miracle to turn things around. Enter Maddie, an enigmatic older girl who takes Mitzi under her—ahem—wing. But even she can’t perform miracles…can she?
New York Times bestseller Wendy Corsi Staub is the award-winning author of more than eighty novels, best known for the single title psychological suspense novels she writes under her own name. Those novels and the women’s fiction she writes under the pseudonym Wendy Markham have frequently appeared on the USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Bookscan bestseller lists.
In 2015, Wendy published three new novels: THE BLACK WIDOW (February), which concludes her cyber predator suspense trilogy for HarperCollins; BLOOD RED (September), which launches Mundy’s Landing, a new psychological suspense trilogy for HarperCollins; and NINE LIVES (October), which launches Lily Dale, a new cozy mystery series for Crooked Lane. Also this fall, her Wendy Markham novel HELLO, IT’S ME made its television premiere on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel starring Kellie Martin and Kavan Smith.
A two-time finalist for the prestigious Simon and Schuster Mary Higgins Clark Award, she’s won the 2008 RT Award for Career Achievement in Suspense, the 2007 RWA-NYC Golden Apple Award for Lifetime Achievement, an RWA Rita award, and five WLA Washington Irving Prizes for Fiction.
She previously published a dozen adult suspense novels with Kensington Books as well as the acclaimed young adult series LILY DALE with Walker/Bloomsbury. Earlier in her career, she published in a broad range of genres under her own name and various pseudonyms, and has co-authored and ghostwritten for a number of celebrities.
Wendy lives in the New York City suburbs with her husband and sons. A vocal and active supporter of Relay for Life, Support Connection, and the American Cancer Society, she was a 2012 Ovarian Cancer Awareness month national spokesperson for the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation, and was a featured speaker at this year’s Katonah-Lewisboro Relay for Life. As an animal rights advocate, she fosters for various rescue organizations in the metropolitan area.