Wendy Maddocks

Biography

I'm Wenz - Wendy when I'm in trouble - and I've been writing since I could hold a pen. I like horror and fantasy and some sci fi. I try to write the stuff I like to read but if it feels right to write something a bit off-target then I do that. People seem to enjoy reading it and if you're one of them, please leave comments.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in hell. No, literally.

Okay, it was a rough council estate and then I moved to a slightly lwss rough estate. I think this made my writing a bit more violent and gritty but I've always tried to make my work a bit more escapist. On my old estaate, you kept yourself to yourself and that notion of keeping things out of common knowledge is woven through my work.
When did you first start writing?
I wrote my first story when I was about three or four years old. It was called 'when dinosaurs ruled the Earth'.
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Where to find Wendy Maddocks online

Twitter: writerwenz84
Facebook: Facebook profile

Books

Angels of America: A Circle of the Fallen novella
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Price: Free! Words: 54,140. Language: American English. Published: June 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(4.00)
Somebody is always in trouble. And it's always Rose. So when she gets sent to the Principal's office, she thinks nothing of it, knowing she can convince him she's done nothing wrong. But there are men in black suits - with BIG guns.
Kiss at Midnight (The Shades of Northwood 4)
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Series: The Shades of Northwood, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 77,030. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Being a ghost isn't as much fun as it sounds. Given that Katie had to die to become one, it wasn't exacxtly on her list of ambitions to begin with. As if learning how to cope with being dead wasn't enough, one of her dead brothers is stalking her, intent on taking her into the Dead World. Her boyfriend is trapped there but he's been dead for centuries and even he's scared of something there...
Risk
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Price: Free! Words: 6,680. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2012. Category: Screenplays » Action Adventure
(5.00)
School is like a prison. Especially when Jodies evil stepmother wants to ship her off to a boarding school, of all things. Maybe they're right and she will get a good education there but what kind of a school has armed guards in the classrooms? Or chains on the doors?
A Shade Too Young
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Price: Free! Words: 12,340. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(4.50)
A collection of short stories for the ghost crowd. It doesn't matter how old you are, who you are, whether you're ready or not. Life, death, regret, love - they all hurt and they just come as fast and terrifying as a spider. These youngsters are finding ways to deal with their lots. Because there's no other option.
Unfinished Business (The Shades of Northwood 3)
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Series: The Shades of Northwood, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 71,520. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Battered and bruised, Katie is hoping her life is going to finally settle down. Time to study and race and breathe. But nothing is that easy. Everywhere she looks is desperation and destruction. Being in love with a dead boy is hard enough - trying to keep secrets from him... well, that's just dangerous...
Circle of Arms (The Shades of Northwood 2)
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Series: The Shades of Northwood, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 72,140. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
When Katie has to cross the barrier between worlds to save her dying friend, she does so without question. There are things beyond that wall though - things she doesn't want to know about. But she locks them away and carries on. Carries on being okay. But then she learns that saving one friend might mean killing another... And that's not okay.
Student: Dazed And Confused
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Price: Free! Words: 73,130. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - English (insert language book was written in)
(5.00)
I’m not going to lie – enough people are doing that to you already. My student days weren’t the best days of my life but you just might be a student one day. As out of your depth as I was. So I put this book together. It's a collection of the assignments I had to do on my Creative Writing course, and the feedback my tutors gave me. This is what you should expect.
Before The Dawn
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Price: Free! Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - single author
(5.00)
Things come out at night - scary things, magical things, things that wouldn't come out in the day. And you do things in the darkness that you would never even dream of in the light. Because, everything is permitted before the dawn. You are the night and the night is yours. Now... what will you do with it?
Running Shoes (The Shades of Northwood)
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Series: The Shades of Northwood, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 87,060. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Katie used to run to win. Leaving home to go to college is never easy. Everything's so shiny and new and very, very scary. At least it is for Katie. Caught somewhere between the girl people expect her to be and the future she can see for herself, Katie learns the town she ran to isnt all that great. in fact, it's pretty dead. Katie used to run to win. Now she runs to live.
The Thrill of the Chase
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Price: Free! Words: 41,690. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A collection of short stories for a stormy night. Imagine a road, a clown, a kid with a gun... add a sports car, a motorbike, drugs and heartbreak. That's what The Thrill of the Chase feels like.
When I Was Young
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Price: Free! Words: 5,590. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
A selection of poems about those pesky adolescent years. Rather than spending that time being destructive and revelling in my rebellion, I decided to go through life-changing events shut away in my room and writing. these poems are some of what I produced.
Into the darkness
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Price: Free! Words: 38,960. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(4.00)
Being kidnapped isn't the best way to pass the time. Especially not when you should be in school. But Amber-Louise is a witch and she has bigger things to worry about.
Twisted Evil
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Price: Free! Words: 108,780. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(5.00)
Mika and Robyn have spent lifetimes learning to love this world. They love the chaos, the the kiss and the kill. They want it all - the good things and the bad. But the Professsor wants a new world, erasing all the bad. And that means them... In a world that makes people mad and then murderous, the duo gather friends, recruits and hostages to help them decide - is the world worth saving?

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Smashwords book reviews by Wendy Maddocks

  • Idol Siren on Dec. 16, 2011

    It took me ages to get through this because I was trying to fit it in between revision, so having the flow of writing broken up might colour my review. Overall, this isn't a bad little read and definitely worth a look if you want something cheerful. There are odd words and phrases that should reallly have been struck out in the edit but more established authorsoften do this too so it is nothing to worry about. also, some of the characters seem to speak in styles that don't feel organic to them, occasionally the dialogue feels info-dump-y and forced. If the story had been longer and given more room for character development that was earned, it would have been good but sometimes it's nice not to have think too much about a book. I probably would have like to see Li earn er success more han just handed it. this isn't a wholey badthing becausethings do happen like that at times. I'd say give this book a go and its only 37pages if you don't like it. it's echnically well written - just lacking emotional depth for me.