About

Wendy Lynn Clark - self portrait

I am a self-portrait ninja

Wendy Lynn Clark is an award-winning author of romance, young adult, and science fiction. A lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, she graduated magna cum laude from Lewis & Clark College with a degree in philosophy and a minor in English, volunteered with AmeriCorps, taught English in Japan with the JET Programme for three years, and resided abroad in England and Greece. After completing a master’s degree at the University of Brighton, she returned to books and now works in an academic library. She loves learning about cultures, from how different families live in her local neighborhood to how astronauts live on the International Space Station. She is drawn to the needs that unite us all—survival, family, adventure, and love.

Find out where she is in the world on Facebook.

Fun Facts About Wendy

She wall-papered her high school bedroom with ribbons she won in sheep and llama 4-H. (That’s a sign of a rural upbringing.)

She works in a library but has actually stolen library books. (Mostly romance paperbacks. When she was under the age of fifteen. Don’t tell her employers.)

She rescued two cats from a train station cabinet in Japan.

Also in Japan, her elementary students introduced her to manga. When she returned to the US, she read 400+ volumes in one year.

She knew she wanted to be a writer during the sixth grade Young Author project when her classmates turned in two- to four-page stories and she turned in an eighty-page, single-spaced, illustrated Nancy Drew fan-fiction opus. “Wendy Drew” lived in a Swiss Family Robinson-style tree-house that was both in the woods of Eastern Washington and also on the sea shore. She owned a cat and a pine squirrel. Half way through the book, she invented a Star Wars speeder bike out of driftwood.

As a side-note, Wendy actually did find and help raise an abandoned baby pine squirrel.

She has yet to invent a Star Wars speeder bike out of drift wood.

Website Credits:

Graphic design is a newly discovered passion. I have created this website from Photoshop and images found with a Creative Commons license on flickr.com.

The floral brushes in the header and swooshes between sections were designed by Obsidian Dawn.

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