Christmas in July Adventure!


Good Day Folks,

Merry July. I love Christmas in July.  Let me tell where the idea came from. My dear friend Chris Fox at lunch one day told me about her family could not get together in December so they put together a Christmas in July party when they all could get together. It sounded so much fun. So now for the second year I am having a Christmas in July Event. Here is the link on Facebook. Please join and enjoy some fun and possibly win some prizes.

I also have two thunderclap campaigns and would love your support. If you can click on the links and support. Thank you in advance.

MORE! My Publisher Anchor Group Publishing

Has put my Christmas books on sale for only 99 cents the entire month

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James Saves the MoonReaders Favorite Gold Award Winner. James Saves the Moon the first in book in the series is always on sale for 99 cents.

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My adventures are illustrated chapter books for ages 7-12. Hope you will join me for Christmas in July Adventures.  Thanks for stopping in. Enjoy the Adventures every day brings you. WB WendyBookcaseLogo10672063_696445830440443_7679188720990872076_n

Reveiw adventures!


 Good Day Folks,

  487958_10152105377558056_470157528_n First I want to let you all know my ebooks are all on sale The sale ends October 1. Links are below. I thought I would share something I have discovered about authors. When most of submit us our books to reviewers, we all of sudden become nervous wrecks. I do. While I wait all of sudden I am insecure about my writing. It does not matter how many say I love your books, or my kids love your books. It does not matter we are waiting for that one review that will crush us for a little while. These are the emotions I go through.

They will hate, the story is to long, they catch some grammatical error,  etc.  This will be the one where a nice reviewer emails me and says I really do not like your story so will not review instead of posting a 1 star review.Then I  try to convince myself it I can only learn from this and do better. These are the thoughts I have and I know many others do. Authors are a insecure bunch.  But this is good, it makes us better writers.

Well so far I have be very blessed. None of these images in my head have come true.  My reviews have been outstanding and criticisms have been very helpful. I want to thank all who take the time to review, share and spread the word that children will love my stories and hopefully let them explore the adventure.

“The color of the illustrations by Jim Weidman and the very well-written story by Wendy Nystrom make “James Saves the Moon” a rare treasure for a children’s picture book.

The biggest advantage of adventure stories is that they encourage children to think and be imaginative. It gives them the freedom to dream, experiment, think differently, and create their own characters. I found the little trolls and dragonets very interesting and they add to the whimsical quality of the story.”

Read the full reviews at these two links if you wish

James Saves the Moon Reviewed by Bil Howard for Readers’ Favorite and Helga Returns Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers’ Favorite

All my books are on sale for $0.99 ebook on Amazon and B&N

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I really need to blog more often adventure!


Good Day Folks,

Thought I would let you know my first two books are on sale.

These books are grand adventures that will open up a new world of adventure and imagination for your child. Bonus a dragon is on every illustration.

James Saves the Moon Amazon 

James Saves the Moon on B&N

Helga Returns on amazon

Helga Returns on B&N

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My other news is my third book released in print for Christmas in July. The reason for print first is I am having a release signing event in my local

   small city here in Michigan. It will be out soon in eBook as well. Amazon has quite the sale going on in print below $7.

  Just click Tomfoolery’s cover to check it out on Amazon. Already have two nice reviews. It is a wild adventure for James and his pals during the 26 days of Christmas Holiday in Iceland. This is my favorite story.

 If you are looking for a little Christmas in July grab it now.

Tomfoolery and 13 Yule Lads of Iceland

Tomfoolery and 13 Yule Lads of Iceland

Why Christmas in July. Well my dear friend Chris, a couple of years ago told me at lunch one day. One side of her family celebrates Christmas in July. I of course asked why and said really! Do any of you celebrate Christmas during the summer  months except for the southern hemisphere?

Well it is the only time the family can all get together. They meet I believe at their family lake home. They go all out. Decorate, dress, exchange gifts and eat and have fun. I said to her I am going to release my third book in July and have Christmas in July. Fun huh!  I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer adventure. Enjoy the Adventure WB

You can always keep up with me on my authors page on facebook

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Reflection Adventure goodbye 2012 hello 2013


Good Day Folks,

13 is my lucky number woo hoo come on 2013. I am ready (Ramble Alert)

I have been doing a lot of investigating, learning, waiting and reflecting the last couple of months. It has been a good year for the most part. I am on the cusp of a new adventure. I just have to choose the path or will I let the path choose me.This is what seems to happen to me most of the time. It seems every time I know the direction I want to take or the place I wish to live. Something or someone changes the path. They have always been interesting twists in the road but I always wonder when will it be my turn to choose the direction. Maybe 2013 will be the year I drive the future for a while then again maybe not. What ever happens it will be an interesting adventure.

I have now been down this writing path for about 7 years. I never ever thought I would be a writer. I was looking for a career that I could do anywhere since we have moved so many times. Frankly no one really wants to hire a woman over 40. This was made quite clear in the last 5 years. Shocking but very clear. So as I always do I adjust, adapt and wow have I been having fun learning the publishing business.

My latest interview by a wonderful author Karen Pokras Toz. Check out her tween age books they all rock.

She asked Can you see yourself in any of your characters? No one ever asked me that question.  It has had me thinking ever since.

I was thinking and thinking, then it hit me my characters are like imaginary friends. I am retelling their adventures. I have lots of vivid dreams always have. My Mother use to tell me she could hear me talking in my sleep all the time. My dreams feel real and I wake up often tired from my busy adventure dreams. Sometimes important people that have passed away come and chat for a while or need to be told it is ok to open the door to the next place you will be ok. That was the last conversation I had with my father. He passed away my guess during that dream. I even had a dream about my best friend growing up my cat Spitzy. She told me to name the new cat that adopted us in Idaho Rigsby. The next day my Mom called and said your cat died. Well anyway my very first imaginary friend was Susie. We did everything together. She was the best. I do not know where she went. She left when my brother   was brought home from the hospital. I like to think she is always near. 

Now after reflecting I do not think I answered Karen’s question very well. I think all my characters have a little of me in them and a lot of the people I allow in my inner circle or are part of my inner circle like family. Their have been many interesting people I have met through the years which work into my characters. I did say Blaze the dragon and Carolyn seem to have some of me in them. But really I think they have become my new imaginary friends. When I write about them in my novel called the New Moon Brethren. I really feel like I am there with them  in their inner tight circle.  Same with all my writing. I am there with my characters whether like Watson describing the adventure as an observer or really with them as they make their discoveries. It is quite fun. Like my dreams I am usually very tired after a writing adventure. James in my children’s series he has many of the characteristics of my son. Matt the dragon has many of the characteristics of my dear friend Tina’s son who is the same age as my son. Syvok is like my friend Kristin in Iceland. She was the first local in Iceland who talked to me.Like Blaze and Carolyn in my novel they are a mixture of many of my friends who are now at a time in their lives they have responsibilities and often like most woman their needs or wants get put on the back burner to handle situations. It called life and its what we do. That is how I pick characters. I figure out what kind of personality I am looking then look at the people I have met. I am lucky I have met many people from all over. I will have a life time of characters to write about.

So when your child has an imaginary friend do not be concerned it is a good thing. They may become the next bestselling author. I sure love all my real and imaginary friends. I would not trade them for anything in the world. 

Happy New Year to all, May it bring good things to us all and more grand adventures.WB

P.S . All Anchor Group Publishing e-books are 99 cents until January 1. This includes mine. James Saves the Moon, and my short story in Paranormal Gone Awry.

Paranormal Gone Awry has thirteen stories by thirteen different authors. My story introduces Blaze and Carolyn my besties. My story is on page 100

pretty good deal for 99 cents.

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Just in from our Captain Rourke, Read Below ,Anchor Group Black Friday and Beyond Adventure!


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  Ahoy mateys all Anchor Group Titles are 99 cents this weekend. Find your favorite anchor group title and down load before Tuesday. Or  take a look at one of the other authors you may not be aware of from Anchor Group. Anchor also has a wonderful selection of  Lil’ Anchor Titles. All 99 cents for limited time.



Links for these Lil Anchor Adventures:

James Saves the Moon

Savannah’s Story

Ethan’s Story: My Life with Autism

Waffles and Pancakes: A Lesson in Bullying

Baby Jaimie Goes to the Hospital

  Anchor Groups Anthology

   Paranormal Gone Awry

  (My Short Story is number 4 page 100 in this book)

More covers for Adult and Young Adult from Anchor Group

Links to these Fab Adventure Reads


Daughter of Red Dawn


Brown House

The Many Lives of Avery Snow







The Sidekick Chronicles

Yes all these great books are only 99 cents through Tuesday. So download from Amazon Soon. You will enjoy every one of these great reads young and old. It will be a grand adventure! I love adventures. I have them all on my kindle. Remember if you do not have a kindle you can always down load a kindle app for free.

Have a great weekend and enjoy the adventure! WB