About Wendy

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As a writer, there's only one thing I enjoy more than writing stories, and that's hearing from readers like you. I love finding out how a story I've written may have affected someone—did the story make you laugh or cry? Did you see yourself in any of the characters? Did you discover anything new about yourself ? And when you read the very last word, were you stronger, more hopeful, or more in love with reading then when you first opened the book? When I write, these are the things I hope to do.

Because I think it's great fun to learn about other people, I decided to share a few things about me. I hope you'll write back and do the same...1). I absolutely love reading and always keep a stack of books by my bed (my cats however, think it's hysterical to knock them over). 2). I love taking naps and require a lot of sleep. 3). It seems I'm forever setting goals to become more organized, yet I can't recall ever having achieved one of them. 4). I have four cats and one goofy beagle. 5). My biggest privilege in life is being a mom. I have two children, who are now grown. When they were little we'd snuggle together on our couch as I read to them. It was while reading to my children that I fell in love with books and realized I wanted to be a children's author.

Let's encourage each other to read . . . every book we open and every page we turn, leads us to new adventures!


  • 2016 My Name Is River:  One of three finalists for the Best Middle Grade Novel Selah Award, presented by the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writer's Conference
  • 2017 Hope Girl: Selah Award winner for Best Middle Grade Novel
  • 2017 Purple Dragonfly Awards:
    • My Name Is River and Hope Girl tied for 1st Place for Middle Grade Fiction​ category
    • My Name Is River tied for 1st Place for Spiritual/Religious category
    • Hope Girl received 2nd place for Special Needs/Disability Awareness category