Wendy Storer

Biography

I live in beautiful Cumbria with my incredibly handsome husband, two extremely intelligent labradoodles and my impeccably well mannered children. I am sometimes prone to exaggeration.

Although I now write and walk my labradoodles (almost) full time, I have in the past worked as a waitress, pill packer, shop assistant, nanny, child minder, shelf-stacker, cook, clerk, cleaner, teacher, hypnotherapist, mother and lots of other things I can't remember.

My experiences as a teacher and therapist, working with emotionally disturbed young people led me into writing novels. The children I worked with were, without exception, amazing people with big personalities and tremendous strength of character, but they carried with them some very heavy emotional baggage. My first novel, 'Where Bluebirds Fly' was inspired by the metaphor of difficult emotions being like a bag of stones, weighing you down.

Since Where Bluebirds Fly, I have gone on to complete two further novels with similar themes. Bring Me Sunshine, short-listed for the Mslexia Children's Novel Competition 2013, and How to be Lucky. Both are due to be published on Smashwords and other platforms in late 2012/early 2013.

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Books

Bring Me Sunshine
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,340. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Adolescence, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
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Bring Me Sunshine has been short-listed for the Mslexia Children’s Novel Award UK, 2012/13. Daisy dreams of drumming; it's all she's ever wanted to do. But something, or somebody, is standing in the way and dreams will have to wait... An inspirational story about following your heart, never giving up and living in the Now
Where Bluebirds Fly
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,780. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Emotions & Feelings, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
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Ruby wants to forget the past. But when she is sent to live in a school for girls with emotional problems, she meets Pearl and is forced to remember the very thing she was trying to forget. With remembering comes the shocking revelation that Pearl might be more than a friend.

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Smashwords book reviews by Wendy Storer

  • Adventures In Funeral Crashing (Funeral Crashing Mysteries #1) on Jan. 01, 2013

    I love the premise of this book - that Kait Lennox crashes funerals as a way of coping with grief after her own mother has died. I also love it that it brings her close to Ethan Ripley, and I think Milda brings out the comedy of this really well, and she could probably do more with this. The book develops into an acceptable whodunnit with Kait and Ethan hot on the trail of a killer... Milda has a nice style, throwing in a little comedy, mystery, intrigue and romance. A little less exposition at the start would make it more immediate, but on the whole a good story with a really quirky but likable protagonist. I think young teens will enjoy it.