I’m an Edgar-finalist novelist and a quarter finalist in the 2019 BookLife prize contest. I write under the names Libby Malin (humorous women’s fiction) and Libby Sternberg (women’s fiction and teen mysteries) and Elizabeth Malin (serious fiction) and have been published by Harlequin, Sourcebooks, Dorchester, Bancroft, Five Star/Cengage and myself. One of my romantic comedies, Fire Me! (by Libby Malin) was bought by a major studio for film.

You can find a list of my books at http://www.LibbySternberg.com

You can email me at Libby488 at yahoo dot com

My books have received many lovely reviews, but here are a few clips I particularly like:

For Fall from Grace (by Libby Sternberg, general fiction):

  • “…a novel for our times…” Midwest Book Review

For Death Is the Cool Night (2019 BookLife quarterfinalist) and Lost to the World (by Libby Sternberg, historical mysteries):

  • “This volume collects two well-crafted novels by Sternberg… Blending operatic drama, sumptuous description, and noir, Sternberg gracefully puzzles out her tormented characters’ actions and motivations in each book.” Publishers Weekly
  • “Superior prose carries this story (Death Is the Cool Night) of a brooding pianist alcoholic who worries that he might be guilty of killing a loathsome conductor. Musicians and murder make for an especially neurotic entanglement of suspects. Bravo!” The BookLife Prize

For Fire Me! (by Libby Malin, romantic comedy):

  • “…an amusing tale of a woman who finds herself and love while trying to get fired…Malin populates the novel with a number of entertaining characters, such as poor unlucky Lenny and Anne’s termination competition, Sheila. Many will empathize with Anne as she struggles to figure out just what she wants to do in life. Readers…will enjoy Anne’s antics and daydream of making their own splendid exits from hellish jobs.” Publishers Weekly
  • “For hijinxs and crazy shenanigans that’ll leave you chuckling to the bewilderment of those around you, I highly suggest this book.” – Love Romance Passion

For Loves Me, Loves Me Not (by Libby Malin, humorous women’s fiction – my debut adult novel):

  • “The love story is charming and will be appreciated by any woman with bad taste in men who somehow inexplicably ends up with Mr. Right.” Washington Post
  • “A whimsical look at the vagaries of dating… an intriguing side plot adds punch and pathos to the story…” Publishers Weekly

For Sloane Hall (by Libby Sternberg, historical fiction, a retelling of Jane Eyre, one of only 14 books showcased on the Simon and Schuster editors’ blog, Off the Shelf, on the 200th anniversary of Charlotte Bronte’s birth):

  • “An original story with complex character development…(Sternberg) knows how to tell a story and she does it well….a refreshing tale.” Bronte Studies journal
  • “Libby Sternberg’s intelligent and intriguing Jane Eyre reimagining has achieved two of the most difficult goals in a novel: being a page turner and paying a worthy tribute to Charlotte Brontë’s immortal story.” – The Bronte Blog
  • “Sternberg never loses sight of the story she’s re-telling, but this novel is definitely her own. Readers have things to figure out and look forward to. Her prose flows beautifully with vivid descriptions of people and places, bringing to life a Los Angeles of times gone by. Fans of historical fiction and Jane Eyre in particular will relish this novel, and readers who enjoy a love story should definitely pick this one up.”—Fresh Fiction




  1. Karen Bradford

    Very nice.

  2. I just finished Loves Me, Loves Me Not. What a great read. Wish I had more time to do just that! Get this book and you’ll not be sorry!!

    • So nice to hear from you Susie! My old accounts were hijacked, so I’ve set up new ones, including on Facebook at Libby Sternberg. I’m glad you liked Loves Me, Loves Me Not. It will be published in French this December!

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