Wendy D.Poole

Member Profile

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.

Professional Skills

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.