Wendy was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and graduated Michigan State University. Her career as an editor and writer began in New York City where she worked as a copyeditor at Doubleday and Harper & Row book publishers, and later at Us and Conde Nast Traveler magazines. She also wrote for The Prospect Press, a Brooklyn newspaper, and received a diploma in book publishing at New York University. After moving to Los Angeles, she wrote and edited children's books and audio for The Walt Disney Company. Her biography is listed in Who's Who in America, 59th ed. It is not clear if Wendy's passion for horses and interest in the Lakota Indians is genetic or sociological. Her mother's side of the family has always loved horses, and her paternal grandmother lived on the Great Plains in the early 1900s. Whatever the source of her attraction to the charismatic Lakota, the reader will share her enthusiasm for their world and their horses. A member of Women Writing the West and Western Writers of America, Wendy is most inspired by authors Cormac McCarthy, Annie Proulx, Deborah Magpie Earling and the long-forgotten Dorothy M. Johnson. She has begun work on her next book.