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By day I am a technical writer, and by night and on weekends I am an artist and creative writer.  Having lived  in Phoenix, AZ for 20+ years with my husband Tim, I found the urban wilderness to be endlessly fascinating. Our home was tucked up against South Mountain, the largest city park in the U.S. The canal that ran across the base of the mountain provided inspiration for painting, drawing, and writing with sitings of wild coyotes, skittering fluffs of newborn quail, lizards, constant change…and stories of life and death. In December 2017, we moved to a beach in Florida, which is whole ‘nother story! Thank you for visiting.

Excerpt from Looking forward to 2018!

My first Murder Mystery Series Coming in Spring 2018 – I’m excited to announce the tentative release dates for my first fictional paranormal murder mystery series with dashes of romance and urban legend published by Short on Time Books: Cali May Mysteries.

Recently widowed and retired Phoenix art teacher, California ‘Cali’ May struggles to start a new life without her beloved husband, and finds herself unraveling local murders with the dubious aid of her newly discovered talent for seeing ghosts. These aren’t just any  phantoms, but the spirits of murder victims and she soon discovers her husband may be among them. . . ~ Wendy

Death Remembers, 3/2018

Killing Rose, 3/2018

Black Diamond Graves,  4/2018 (Tawnee Mountain Mysteries Multi-Author Series)

Magnolia Murders, 5/2018