• Author

    Praise For CITY MOUSE: A Novel

    "A hilarious book about the city vs. suburb divide."
    New York Post


    "Lender sharply portrays the corrupt privilege of upper-middle-class suburbanites, and with a twist of her pen, the Stepford Wives take the upper hand over their husbands...the climactic explosion takes everyone by surprise. A bracingly tart portrait of suburban hell."
    Kirkus Reviews


    "Lender’s debut novel is positively irresistible. It’s hilarious and insightful and just the type of book any city girl needs to tote to her vacation rental this summer. Would love to see a big-name star bring this to network TV."
    Daytime Confidential


    “City Mouse is a sharp and sophisticated novel of suburban life with a narrative voice that is equal parts witty, observant, and vulnerable. A wonderful debut!”
    —Susan Isaacs, New York Times best-selling author


    CITY MOUSE on Modern Family!

    Season 10: Episode 7
  • Press


  • Star Magazine + OK! Magazine

    New York Post

    Books on the Subway

    BOLD TV Business: Bookstr Interview

    Publishers Weekly: Picture of the Day

    First for Women

    iHeart Radio: The Public Library Podcast with Helen Little

    Rockland County Times

    Cheddar TV News

    Connecticut Post: Excerpt


    Broadway World

    Fios 1 TV

    Cornell Human Ecology Magazine

  • Screenwriting

    MIMI & ME

    Rom-Com, 94-pages

    Desperate to save her depressed parrot in time for her wedding, a Jewish woman falls for a pet-healing televangelist and discovers unexpected truths about faith, love, and furries. 🦜⛪️❤️

    • Quarter-Finalist: Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest - Comedy/Rom-Com
    • Second Rounder: Austin Film Festival Script Competition - Comedy
    • Quarter-Finalist: ScreenCraft Screenplay Competition - Comedy
  • Playwriting


    A 10-Minute Play

    A community protest sparks disagreement between a mom and her teenage daughter.

  • Events

  • Book Launch at Hudson Yards

      With Publisher & Editor Kaylie Jones

    Book Launch at Hudson Yards

    Book Culture

     New York City

    Tattered Cover

    Denver, CO

    Hickory Stick Bookshop

    Washington, CT

    Book Club Visits

    Book Club Visits

    Book Club Visits

    Book Signings

  • Bio:

    STACEY LENDER grew up in the suburbs of New York City with a god-awful perm and later graduated from Cornell University. She is an author, mom, and marketer for brands including the Rockettes, Big Bird, Bugs Bunny, the Grinch, and American Gladiators, among others. As a writer, she likes to tell stories that explore what’s beneath the surface of the everyday. Female-driven, fiercely funny (or just fierce), her goal is to stir conversation and engage audiences to think about what drives their choices and beliefs. Stacey lives in Manhattan and has traveled to all 50 states.