“Wendy is a very talented writer, whether she is creating books for children or novels and mysteries that adults cannot put down.”

– Ruth Schwartz, Wonderlady Books

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Banjo & Drawings!

October 21st, 2019|

After I read from my new novel, Broad Reach, I had a little time left over, so I grabbed my banjo (handily held by my [...]


“Wonderful! The courage and resourcefulness of these three young girls are just what we want our daughters to read about and reflect upon. It’s a gripping story leavened with humor. Imaginative, well-structured and beautifully crafted, it will engage the young reader in high adventure. I’ve ordered a copy for my ten-year-old granddaughter and will get HER to write a review!”

Dean M. Curtis, writer, composer, music teacher and grandmother

Dean Curtis, Reviewer of The Flood
Beverly Tisdale, Reviewer of The Flood

“The story is one of hope, determination, and empathy. Thoughtful strangers reach out to help others.The community effort to rebuild teaches that positive outcomes can arise from adversity. It also includes pets for us animal lovers.I am donating a copy of “The Flood” to our school library. Thank you Wendy Bartlett for new literature to share with my students!”

Beverly Tisdel, assistant grade school teacher and grandmother

“A fascinating tale of a voyage to the South Pacific that turns on the relationship between sailing, sexuality and power.  So well-written, it reads like a spy novel.  A real page turner.”

Art Goldberg, journalist

Art Goldberg, Broad Reach reviewer

“I found this book to be fun and thought-provoking for young children. My four-year-old niece, Olive, would recognize all the activities illustrated in the book. Preschoolers would love to read it over and over.”

Sara Donahue Reed, PhD, Experimental Theater and Education

“Wendy Bartlett, a gifted writer, draws you in to nautical adventure and passions at sea. Broad Reach is a tour de force! Five stars!”

Craig Murdock, sailor and lawyer

Craig Murdock, Broad Reach reviewer


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.

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