Wendy Scott

Publisher info

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 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 Boxfit and Spin classes. I believe life is an adventure and we should all live a life less ordinary.

Where to buy in print

Visitors
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,930. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2019 by Wendy Scott. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Children’s books » Legends, Myths, Fables / General
Twelve-year-old Brody, and his kid brother, are sent to stay with their reclusive Aunt Sally, when their mom falls seriously ill. But, they soon discover things are not as they appear, and a strange phenomenon is happening in the small retro town. What mystery is Tucker’s Mountain hiding?
Fairy Dust (Bedtime Tale #1)
Series: Bedtime Tales, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,990. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2014 by Wendy Scott. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
“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.

Books

Tiger House: The First Chronicle of Jairus Tanner
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,950. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Betrayed. Kidnapped. Mistaken for a warrior; Jairus must survive the Emperor’s Games. Disposed. Ostracized. Tekagi seeks vengeance and power. Farm boy versus sorceress. An empire hinges on the outcome. Thousands compete for the dragon banner, but in the end there can only be one winner.
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. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
(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?
Ferrasium.
Series: The Windflowers Trilogy, Book 1 The Windflowers Trilogy. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,430. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
(4.86 from 7 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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