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Publishing Credits

"Trespassing." Midwestern Gothic. Ann Arbor, MI. 2015. Author profile.

"Mrs. Larsen's Goats." 2014 Pushcart Prize Nominee, short story. Calliope. Tuscon, AZ. Winter, 2013/14.

"Betty Johnson: The Tip of the Iceberg." Bio/interview. Outlook. Minneapolis, MN. Vol. 36, No. 3. Sept/Oct, 2013.

"A Sleet Interview with Shannon Scott." Interview. Volume 5 Number 1 • Spring. St. Paul, MN 2013

"Arise, Tabitha." Short story. Muse: BellaOnline Literary Review. Volume 6, Issue 4 • Winter. 2012/13.

"A Sleet Interview with Cathy Day." Interview. Volume 4 Number 1.5 • Summer. St. Paul, MN. 2012.


"Hummingbird Lover." Flash Fiction. Rock, Paper, Scissors. West Egg Literati. St. Paul, MN. 2011. Reprint at 2013.

"I Wanted Her to Go Kicking and Screaming." Short Story. Verbumcavus. Panama City, FL. February, 2011. (Watch and listen to Wendy reading this story at one of the St. Paul Almanac's 2013 reading series.)

"Doctor Haskins." Short Story. MONKEYBICYCLE. Seattle, WA. 2010.

"Erik Einsam." Short Story. Technicolor Magazine, Denver, CO. 2010.

"The Incident." Fiction. The Potomac Journal of Politics and Poetry. Washington, D.C. 2010.

“Gloved.” Creative Nonfiction. Dust & Fire. Bemidji State University, MN. 2010. Winner of the Carol Bly Award in Non-fiction.

“Caesar and Cleopatra.”  Short Story. Rock, Paper, Scissors. West Egg Literati. St. Paul, MN. 2009.


“efolio: An Electronic Portfolio Option for All Learners.” Article. Teaching for High Potential. National Association for Gifted Children. Washington, DC. September 2009.

“Advocating Up the Ladder.” Article. CAG Advocate. Connecticut Association for the Gifted. Spring, 2008. Outlook. Minnesota Council for Gifted and Talented. January/February, 2009.

“From Headaches to Heartaches to Healing: Jillian’s Story.” Article/Nonfiction Story. Cover feature story for Parenting for High Potential. National Association for Gifted Children. Washington, DC. March, 2008.

“A Reason to Quake.” Poetry. Rock, Paper, Scissors. West Egg Literati. St. Paul, MN. 2008.

Two poems incorporated into public art work, The Children’s Nest Egg.  Westwood Hills Nature Center, St. Louis Park, MN. 2008.

“Working Together for the Right Reasons.” Article. Understanding Our Gifted. Open Space Communications. Boulder, CO. Summer, 2008.

Infinity and Zebra Stripes: Life with Gifted Children. Book, memoir. Great Potential Press, Scottsdale, AZ. 2007. Award winner including Arizona Glyph, Mom's Choice, USA Book News, and ForeWord Magazine. (Life With Gifted Children: Infinity and Zebra Stripes. Kindle edition.) 



“Marsh Secret.” Short Story, Memoir. Minnesota Memories 7, Graham Publishing, Albert Lea, MN. 2007.

“Ice Cream, Ice Cream.” Poetry. Cub Foods Be a Radio Star Talent Contest, Finalist for original poetry performance. St. Paul, MN. 2003.


Grants & Awards

Minnesota State Arts Board 2014 Artist Initiative Grant for Prose, Fiction. My Wolf-Ely Writing Project explores how wolves and the legalization of wolf hunting and trapping affect residents in the Ely, Minnesota area and surrounding communities. This project will culminate with the creation of several short stories of fiction and public readings in the Twin Cities and Ely.

Carol Bly Award in Non-Fiction for “Gloved” published in Dust & Fire, Bemidji State University. 2010.

Outstanding Volunteer Award for high quality and quantity of volunteer service that is unique, innovate, and creative. Editor. Journeys: An Anthology of Adult Student Writing. The Minnesota Literacy Council. 2010.

Arizona Glyph Award in Parenting and Family Issues and Best Book Finalist for Infinity and Zebra Stripes: Life with Gifted Children. 2008.

 Mom’s Choice Award Honoree in Family and Parenting Books for Infinity and Zebra Stripes: Life with Gifted Children. 2008.

  ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Finalist for Infinity and Zebra Stripes: Life with Gifted Children. 2007.

Best Books Award Finalist from USA Book News for Infinity and Zebra Stripes: Life with Gifted Children. 2007.


Literary Community Activities

Hennepin Technical College. Faculty. English Department. Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie, MN. 2015 to present.

Friends of the Hennepin County Library (formerly The Library Foundation of Hennepin County). Communications Intern. Minneapolis, MN 2010. Reader. Linebreak is an online journal with a bias for good poetry with weekly updates.  

listen to Wendy's reading of "Naming Goodby."

Water~Stone Literary Review. Editorial Board Member, Fiction. Hamline Univerity. St. Paul, MN. 2009.


Journeys: An Anthology of Adult Student Writing. Editor. The Minnesota Literacy Council. St. Paul, MN. 2009.

Hennepin Technical College. Writing Specialist. Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie, MN. 2011.

St. Louis Park Public Schools. Writing teacher. 5th-6th grade. St. Louis Park, MN. 2006-2007.

St. Louis Park Public Schools. Writing mentor. 4th-6th graders. St. Louis Park, MN 2005-2007.

Writer, Producer, Director, and Performer

Believe, a children’s live action short film, 29:00. Wrote, directed, and produced. Screened at San Francisco Bay Area International Film Festival, 11th Annual East Lansing Children’s Film Festival, Detroit-Windsor International Film Festival, and Spud Fest Film and Television Festival (Idaho). “Believe” is the suspenseful story of Isabel, a nine-year-old tomboy, who, after her last tooth falls out, isn’t ready to give up fairies or childhood so easily. One reason I’m proud of the film is because the actors and the music composers/performers are all talented children from St. Louis Park, Minnesota. 2008.

ArtWatch, a monthly arts video cable program. Created, directed, and produced five programs up to 60 minutes each. Included training and mentoring a crew of 12 junior high students in program development, technical production skills, and interview skills. Selected content, coordinated guests, and conducted interviews. Directed planning, technical production, and edited program for final broadcast. Wrote original scripts. Partnered with school district administration and technical staff. Featured 45 individual student artists, 18 influential adults, and five school classes. When city and school district renewed cable broadcasting agreement, program was featured as evidence of top quality community programming involving youth and the local community. 2004. 

Acting & Voice Talent. 2002-2010: Lead actress in two Independent films, “Video Kid” and “Fetus, the Movie” in cooperation with Minneapolis College of Art and Design; Voice actress with Gallery Readers Theater, Bloomington Art Center and Park Community Theater with lead roles in “Love Letters,” “Agnes of God,” “A Christmas Carol,” and several 1940s radio dramas; Twin Cities Public Television, Membership Drive on-camera talent; Voice talent two years with Radio Talking Book, weekly radio broadcasts.


Hamline University, Saint Paul, Minnesota.  MFA creative writing fiction. Studied with Barrie Jean Borrich,  David Chan, Michael C. Caouette, Jim Heynen, Brian Malloy, and extensively with Sheila O'Connor, Susan Power, and John Reimringer.

The Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Numerous classes including memoir and fiction classes, workshops, and a master class. Instructors included Nolan Zavoral, Patti Frazee, David Housewright, Mary Jean Port, and Nancy Raeburn.

University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado. BA Elementary Education with a minor in Spanish.

Rotary High School Exchange Student, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.

Various acting and voice over coaching, volunteering, and freelance work.

AWP National Conferences. Denver, 2010; Chicago, 2012; Boston, 2013; Minneapolis, 2015.