Wendy Lynn Clark is an award-winning author of contemporary and science fiction romance. She loves snuggling with her cats, drinking tea, and hiking in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Find out more at wendylynnclark.com.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I have the best day job in the world, which is working at an academic library. Surrounded by books, I always have some question I'm researching, whether it's the origins of electromagnetism or exactly how many steps it is to the Sistine Chapel.
When I'm not indoors researching and writing, I draw inspiration from hiking in the gorgeous green Pacific Northwest and discovering new cultures by traveling all over the world. We live in an amazing time period of discovery, technology, and adventure. It's a beautiful time to be alive!
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
As a kid, when we visited the bookstore, my brother and I could see so many glittering new books but we were only allowed one each. I loved going to the library because my parents let me come home with as many books as I could carry -- even if I had to make two or three trips! The library is where I discovered that I loved Anne McCaffrey and diligently collected every book she ever wrote, spending all of my Christmas and birthday money. Libraries are still how I browse authors to see what sticks.
In the e-world, where libraries are often a distant afterthought by publishers, I discover new authors by trying free first. I do get hooked on samples, but happy endings are a requirement for me so I really prefer full free reads. There's nothing that makes me angrier than thinking a book will have a happy ending and then getting horribly surprised! If I love an author's style in a free book, then I will purchase one or two more to see if they have staying power with their characters and plots. Then they become one of my new favorites.
First love, first touch, first kiss...everything about your first crush is sparkling and sweet. In the lush San Juan Islands, five women rediscover their breath-taking first loves and learn that every journey, no matter how far, is ultimately about finding the way home.
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Allison knows that she’s not the same as she was in high school. In high school, she was thin, smart, popular...and terrified. Now recovering and married to her high school sweetheart, she struggles to keep her head above the reunion's increasing demands. If she resigns, it means giving in to her illness. But if she doesn't, it may cost her something far more precious...
Reformed bad girl Sera just can't keep her hands off church-boy-turned-biker Graham... Seraphina doesn't even go to her five-year high school reunion. Another five years can't go by fast enough. So she's more than a little concerned when, a day after the big deal, a heart-breakingly familiar face turns up at her door...
Shy Kat bares her secrets to arrogant photographer Talon...Five years ago, Katelina knew what it was like to be hidden in plain sight. But she never dreamed it was possible to change - until a strange connection binds her to the uncompromising photographer. Now an adult, she is shocked to find her feelings haven't changed. And neither have his... [Lunch-sized story]
Practical smart-girl Mia made all the wrong choices with vulnerable smart-aleck Ellis. At her five-year high school reunion she can finally forgive herself, forget him, and move on.
Or so she believes...
Bittersweet first love and magical second chances unfold at the San Juan Islands high school reunion. Step aboard and journey to the San Juan Islands.
Pepper shows off her slim new body to the crush who broke her heart...and his reaction reverses everything she thought she knew.