About Wendy Lyons Sunshine

I love the writing process: finding the narrative thread, excavating for facts, sharing what I find.

You may have read my articles or essays in The New York Times, ScientificAmerican.com, OnEarth, and many other publications. Or perhaps you’ve read books or reports I’ve helped author.

My foundation includes an MA in professional and technical communication from the University of North Texas, a BA with honors in English, phi beta kappa, from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, plus decades of staff, freelance, consulting, and teaching roles.

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♦ Outstanding Book of the Year, American Society of Journalists & Authors
♦ First Place ($1,000 prize), 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


♦ Adjunct Faculty, Creative Writing, Ringling College of Art & Design
♦ Travel Fellowship, National Association of Science Writers
♦ Teaching Fellowship, Univ. of North TX
♦ Research Fellowship, Environmental Science Writing, Univ. of North TX
♦ Grant Reviewer, Grant Professionals Association
♦ Judge, ASJA book awards
♦ Mensa qualified

♦ Security Clearance (TS)

Professional Affiliations

♦ American Society of Journalists & Authors
♦ Association of Health Care Journalists
♦ Association of Writers & Writing Programs