Wendy Scott

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As a child I had a ferocious imagination and immersed myself in creating stories and poems. One birthday I begged for a chemistry set, sensing the promise of adventure from the glittering vials of copper sulphate and salt. At that time, I didn’t know I was following in the footsteps of my grandfather who had studied science in Edinburgh in 1899. A further trace back into my Scottish ancestry uncovered an ancestor known as ‘the wizard’. So I could dabble with potions too, I gained a NZ Certificate in Science (Chemistry) and worked in a variety of laboratories (salt, meat, dairy and wine) in NZ and Australia. The wine tasted the best!
During my 5 years in Adelaide, Australia, I completed several writing courses at the WEA. When my partner, son (5 months), dog and I moved back to NZ we lived in a house truck for 3 years while our off-the-grid house was planned and built. During this period I wrote on a solar powered laptop and completed many correspondence courses from the AWA.
I write adult fantasy, children’s novels and I’m currently branching into romance.
In 2012 my children’s MS, Hieroglyph was selected for the NZSA MS Assessment Programme and was further selected for one of five mini-mentorships.
When I’m not glued to my laptop writing or engrossed in a book, I love walking my dog on the wild West Coast beaches and trolling for sea glass, riding my bike or going for bush walks. I always wished I could fly so maybe that’s why I love roller coasters. I’m a connoisseur of coffee and chocolate and I counter my addictions with Zumba and Spin classes. I believe life is an adventure and we should all live a life less ordinary.

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Fairy Dust (Bedtime Tale #1)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,980. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2014 by Wendy Scott. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
“Do you believe in fairies?” After becoming an orphan, Evelyn doesn’t believe in anything anymore, but her life changes forever when the tinkers return to the village. She’s soon embroiled in their mischief and magic. A heart-lifting tale suitable for junior readers or a perfect bedtime read by parents and grandparents for younger children.


Golden Scarab. Book 2 The Windflowers Trilogy.
Series: The Windflowers Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,390. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
A year has passed since Kalli escaped from the Ferrasium, but the High Priest’s stranglehold is tightening, his tentacles extending to encompass all of Keymett. As Pharaoh’s royal barges sail toward Wasset, the High Priest is poised like an arachnid in his nest. Kalli must unlock the secrets of the Golden Scarab before all of Keymett falls under the High Priest’s dominion, but who can she trust?
Series: The Windflowers Trilogy, Book 1 The Windflowers Trilogy. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,430. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.88 from 8 reviews)
Book One, of the Windflowers Trilogy. Murder, mystery and magic in a land reminiscent of Ancient Egypt. “You'll be trained as feminators, to fight death bouts for the priesthood’s entertainment. You will never leave these iron-impregnated walls. Welcome to the Ferrasium.” How can a small band of pygmies, a tomb robber, and a magically untrained girl compete against the might of the Priesthood?

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  • Writing Love: Screenwriting Tricks for Authors II on July 11, 2012

    All writers could benefit from the structural analysis detailed in this guide. I'm a fan of using index cards for plotting,and liked the way sequencing was explained. As soon as I finished reading this book I used the techniques to plot out a dark fantasy romance, Masquerade. Also recommended this book at an authors' workshop and have had emails thanking me as they also found this book extremely helpful. Thanks and I'm looking forward to the next one on paranormal and urban fantasy. Fantasy author, Wendy Scott. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/72082
  • The Unicycle Club on March 29, 2013

    An educational and informative guide with photos that clearly illustrate the action described in the text. A great early reader.
  • The Horizon Keeper on April 16, 2014

    This beautifully edited work will appeal to lovers of Ancient Egypt (like me!). The language is aimed for well-read readers. The story brims with mystery, sinister inferences, and travels the spiritual pathways between esoteric realms. Rich layers of historical and cultural details are embedded within the subtext of the storyline.Highly recommend for fans of Ancient Egypt and those who love a well crafted tale.
  • Free Kindle Publicity (How to make thousands every month) on April 18, 2014

    Thanks Katy - I'm about to launch a KDP promotion next week and having this list of sites was helpful. I discovered a few new ones. Many thanks.
  • Wanted (Leopold Blake Series) on June 27, 2014

    Fast paced thriller. This was my first Leopold Blake adventure and I enjoyed its fast pace. Paris was the perfect backdrop as the story hurtled through it.