Throughout her life, Wendy has worked with children and books. She has been office manager of a literacy organization, a juvenile justice attorney, a Court-Appointed Special Advocate, a tutor in elementary schools and a juvenile facility, an early literacy volunteer with the public library. Of all the jobs, though, Wendy loves being a mother and author the best, always relishing that moment when a child finds that "perfect book" and can't wait to find out what happens next.
Wendy lives in suburban Washington, D.C., and is the recipient of a Work-in-Progress Grant from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. [adapted from The Great Wall of Lucy Wu (2011)]