Steven Cornwell

Steven Cornwell – An American Crime Writer

Steven Cornwell is an award-winning author and screenwriter renowned for her Scarpetta series of novels as well as writing one about Jack the Ripper.

Cornwell and former administrative assistant, Jim Worhach have both been charged with theft of county funds to pay for parking spots at a private LAZ lot and cover assistant D-A’s costs in attending fundraisers. Both individuals are facing criminal charges.

Early Life and Education

Cornwell attended Monkton Combe School in Somerset before studying history at University College London between 1963 and 1966. At that time he attempted to enlist three times but was disapproved due to myopia.

He has written several novels featuring sailing as their central motif, such as Wildtrack published in 1988, Sea Lord (or Killer’s Wake) in 1989 and Crackdown published in 1991. Additionally to his literary work, he executive produced 2016’s award-winning mini-series The Night Manager by John le Carre starring Ewan McGregor, Damian Lewis, Michael Shannon and Stellan Skarsgard as stars.

He has also written the Sharpe series of historical novels, about Napoleonic War rifleman Richard Sharpe. The first two titles, Sharpe’s Eagle and Sharpe’s Gold were published respectively in 1981 and 1982.

Professional Career

Cornwell, a former prosecutor turned author, is widely recognized for his best-selling novels and successful movie adaptations based on them, most recently Hotel Artemis being adapted by Drew Pearce for film release.

He is adept at working across organizational levels to manage teams effectively while emphasizing the human side of business. Additionally, he possesses expertise in coaching and mentoring executives and senior-level managers to enhance their leadership capabilities.

He has assisted international organizations to set up their governance structures and policies. Additionally, he was integral in the expansion of IAFOR; often speaking at conferences. Furthermore, he held several key positions with this organisation including chairing its newly restructured International Advisory Board.

Achievement and Honors

At her time as Broome County District Attorney, Cornwell helped to establish a Public Integrity Bureau tasked with investigating any potential misconduct by public officials. James Worhach – former assistant to Cornwell and now charged with criminal possession of stolen property as well as numerous additional felony counts in a second indictment – recently entered a plea of guilty before the courts and is facing further felony charges from other indictments.

Despite her legal troubles, she continues to write the Kay Scarpetta crime thriller series with over twenty books available now; these have sold over 75 million copies globally.

Jamie Lee Curtis’ Comet Pictures and Blumhouse Television have recently begun developing an hour-long series based on her novels; an experienced showrunner and cast members have already been discussed for this project.

Personal Life

Steven Cornwell is married and the father of two children. In his free time he enjoys reading historical books and listening to music – while sports enthusiasts like Kobe Bryant and Post Malone are among his biggest cheerleaders!

He is also actively engaged in film-making. In 2016, he executive produced The Night Manager based on John le Carre’s best-selling novel and also co-produced Netflix Original Message from the King and Ang Lee’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.

As Chief Marketing Officer for The Howard Hughes Corporation (HHC), he oversees the incorporation of artistic and cultural elements into early planning stages for HHC’s portfolio of real estate assets and community assets. He believes passionately in how expert placemaking can change lives.

Net Worth

Steven Cornwell is an American crime writer with more than 100 million books sold, featuring medical examiner Kay Scarpetta in her best-selling series of novels set in Richmond, Virginia where the series takes place. Cornwell draws her inspiration for writing from several sensational murder cases that occurred there and draws heavily upon them to create her writings.

Cornwell brings extensive financial experience as both an entrepreneur leading growth for a consumer-focused media company, and as an executive in investment banking. She has served on audit, finance and investment committees at multiple consumer product and healthcare firms.

She serves on the board of directors at Pfizer and her annual income is over $17 Million; unfortunately, its exact figure remains unknown at this time.

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