|Short Description of Yourself||
One of my fav’ books growing up was Little Women. I wanted to be Jo when I grew up- quietly writing stories; but maybe not in the attic- I also liked to read ghost stories- but a place where I could quietly concentrate without being disturbed. A place where my characters and I could go on our own adventures, sometimes even with a ghost.
|Writing Focus or Interests||
Writing for me is researching and confirming gathered information. I also love hearing and asking others about the who/what/where/why and how of their story.
As an Early Childhood Educator I worked in both staff and management positions. I was also part- time FCET at Seneca College. Also wrote/piloted programs on parenting for newcomers to Canada as well as a program to encourage preschool literacy for two community service agencies.
|Published Works and Recognitions||
Various articles on ECE issues as well as articles on “life”
2014-2017 Five short stories were published in Chicken Soup For The Soul
2020-2021 Series of five articles for The Canadian Initiative for Elder Planning Studies, EPC members newsletter
2020 Short story included in Hearts Linked by Courage-Honouring Ones and Caregivers on the Dementia Journey -ASYork
2021 Remembering A Time of Great Purpose a History/Memoir
Wendy is a retired Early Childhood Educator who resides in Markham Ontario. She wrote/piloted programs on preschool literacy as well as parenting for newcomers to Canada. She has been published several times in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and has penned a number of articles about Alzheimer’s. Her short story based on her own experiences with her mother was included in Hearts Linked by Courage- Honouring Loved Ones and Caregivers on the Dementia Journey.