Halloween Adventure!


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 Halloween is nearly here and I have wonderful books kids would love to read on Halloween.  We have fun at my house on Halloween. I live in a neighborhood with sidewalks so I have an annual party every year at my house.  I load up the kids and drop them off and they walk back to my house for chili , snacks and warm cider. We get at least 500+ kids a year.

Do your kids go our trick or treating?

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You can order them on Amazon Amazon Link

You can order signed books from as well. I have an order form on my website . You can also email me or private message me on face book. Links list below.

You can pay with paypal, check or cash.

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Enjoy the adventures, WB

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Helga Returns Cover Reveal Adventure


Good Day Folks,

Helga Returns

Helga Returns

       Today Anchor Group Publishing gave me permission to reveal my cover for the Second book in my Series “Helga Returns”. James, Syvok and Matthias are off on another adventure. This time  they will encounter trolls and twomore dragons will be introduced.  Helga Returns will be released within the next few weeks.

If you have not read James Saves the Moon book one in this series, you may want to pick it up now and your children will love the adventure James embarks on traveling up the mountain to touch the moon. Links listed below for James Saves the Moon



James Saves the Moon

James Saves the Moon

  Amazon E-book link

Amazon- Print Link

Barnes and Noble Link

You can keep up with my adventures at  https://www.facebook.com/Wendysbookcase

You can enjoy other children’s books from Anchor Group updates on https://www.facebook.com/LilAnchors

Enjoy your adventures! WB


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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Wonderous Wednesday Lil Anchor Books and Event Adventure


Good Day Folks,

I would like to introduce to you some Lil Anchor Titles. These are the current Children Books Released by Anchor Group Publishing

Feel free to check all of Anchor Group Books they are all good reads.

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Now Lil Anchors Street team Made of  authors Wendy Nystrom, Cindy Springsteen and Jodi Stone with the assistance of Ruthi Kight and MaryAnn Inabit at R&M Fab Book Reviews

Cindy, Jodi and I will be posting each a little Christmas Story on our blogs and other blogs will be posting too. Today’s blog host is Bawaka’s Book Fair

Hope you enjoy our tour and check out the event page. There will be daily prize giveaway and the rafflecopter too. Lil Anchors Magical Sleigh Ride Event

Enjoy the adventure, WB

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

Reasearch Research


Good Day,

I am just rolling along writing then boom need information. This leads to research. Research is vital to most stories. One of my good Icelandic pals and faboulous teacher, Rannveig helped with with some details on the Yule Lads, and some good links. I found a couple of other good links as well. Who could not love the Christmas time fun of the Yule Lads and their evil Mom and Lazy Father. Don’t forget the mean scary black cat. It is a perfect folk tale during the cold dark months in Iceland and else where. Enjoying the adventure with James and Syvok. Here is the Yule Lads.

The 13 Icelandic Yule Lads:

1.StekkjastaurStiffy Legs

2. Giljagaur- Gully Jumper

3. Stúfur- Stubby

4. Þvörusleikir- Spoon Licker

5. Pottasleikir- Pot Licker

6. Askasleikir- Bowl Licker

7. Hurðaskellir- Door Slammer

8. Skyrgámur- Yougart Gobbler

9. Bjúgnakrækir- Sausage Snatcher

10. Gluggagægir- Window Peeper

11. Gáttaþefur- Door Sniffer

12. Ketkrókur- Meat Hook

13. Kertasníkir- Candle Stealer

Grýla– Hag their Mother who is hungry and likes to eat children, but her sons never bring any back from their travels down the mountain.

Leppalúði-  Ragamuffin the lads father and he is lazy and naps a lot

Jólakötturinni – The Christmas Cat- Mean looks for scraps and will scratch or bite just because it wants to.

Information provided by  Friends in Iceland and Wikipedia

Back to my story Tomfoolery and the Icelandic Yule Lads.

Bles, WB