About

My name is Wendy Lyons Sunshine and I partner with experts on books, lead editorial teams, and contribute to publications large and small.

My idea of fun is wrestling ornery sentences. Tangoing with verbs and unmasking pronouns. But most fun of all is discovering and sharing stories that improve lives.

I write for major outlets like The New York Times, AARP Magazine, and ScientificAmerican.com as well as smaller venues like D CEO, Inside Your Dog’s Mind, and Sarasota Scene. Over the years, I’ve also co-authored a bestseller, prepared proposals that garnered millions, taught writing at colleges, and consulted with nonprofits including Mothers Against Drunk Driving and University of South Florida Health.

Whether I’m crafting content, digging for data, interviewing sources, developing story ideas, or editing a draft, I’m driven by one question:

How can this material best serve the reader?

AWARDS

♦ First Place, Outstanding Small Market Reporting, Print, Society of Environmental Journalists
♦ First Amendment Award, Society of Professional Journalists, Fort Worth

♦ Second Place, Business Reporting, Lone Star Award, Houston Press Club
♦ Certificate of Excellence, Press Club of Dallas
♦ Outstanding Book of the Year, American Society of Journalists & Authors

EDUCATION

♦ Masters of Arts in Professional and Technical Communication, environmental science cognate, University of North Texas
♦ Bachelor of Arts in English, honors, phi beta kappa, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick

AFFILIATIONS

♦ American Society of Journalists and Authors
♦ Authors Guild
♦ Association of Writers and Writer Programs

Wendy on TheLynneShow podcast