Meet Wendi

Hi there, internet friend! 

I'm Wendi and I am the author of The Best Kept Secret and The Next Best Thing, a young adult series about love, friendship, and the faith it takes to forgive. I'm also a blogger for HuffPost and, for the last five years, I have worked as a freelance writer. My work has been featured in Mother Writers,  Introvert, Dear, and SUSIE Magazine. Currently, I'm finishing up my first non-fiction book proposal, so I'm sure that will keep me busy for awhile. Please send coffee. 

I have served as a leader in my church for six years, helping high school students and women discover the beauty of a faith that moves away from performance and towards intimacy with Christ and each other. Because of my OCD and the healing I've received through community with other believers, I feel most at home when walking alongside people through the redemptive work of Christ, and sharing in the joy—and pain—of that experience.

I am a proud alumna of Georgia Southern University and an Oxford comma disciple. We cannot be friends if you refuse to use the Oxford comma. This is not hyperbole. For eight years, I have been married to another wonderful introvert and, together, we parent an extroverted three-year-old who never meets a stranger. She is the best thing I have ever created, and the sweetest story I will ever write. 

Most importantly, I love Jesus and use a lot of colorful language, two things I don't find mutually exclusive in the least.

I welcome your questions, comments, stories, and messages anytime! You can email me using the form on the bottom of this page. Just keep the bullshit to a minimum, if you please. 

Thanks for reading! I'm so glad you're here.