Wendy started singing and writing folk songs in her teens. She has always written poetry and has had some poems published in the San Francisco Writers Conference Anthology and the Redwood Writers Anthology. She has been a teacher of young children for many years, has written, illustrated and published a few children’s books, and also writes YA and adult novels.
Wendy is interested in the indie publishing world and is a member of the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association (BAIPA) and the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA). Her daughter, Elizabeth Stark, is a traditionally published writer, a well-respected online writing teacher and also teaches writing in person in the Bay Area. (BookWritingWorld.com).
Wendy Bartlett won second prize at the San Francisco Writers Conference for the manuscript for Cellini’s Revenge: The Mystery of the Silver Bowls. With the prize, part of which was a publishing package, she published first Broad Reach, a sailing adventure, and two years later, Cellini’s Revenge I, which will be re-published soon. At the time of this writing, Cellini’s Revenge II is in the process of being edited and Cellini’s Revenge III is in the process of being written. An editor from BAIPA told Wendy that Goodbye With a Kiss, her next novel, might make a good film and Wendy has completed a screenplay for it.