Wendy Lyons Sunshine delivers words that engage, inform, and improve lives.

Whether interviewing sources, examining research, or crafting content, Wendy keeps her eye on the big picture, small details, and how the material can best serve the reader.

Wendy helps write bestselling books, leads editorial teams for publishers, and crafts content that boosts SEO. She has contributed to general interest media including The New York Times and Fort Worth Star-Telegram as well as specialty outlets like ScientificAmerican.com, AORN Journal, and EndocrineWeb. She’s taught writing at Ringling College of Art & Design and other schools, and she has collaborated with nonprofits including Mothers Against Drunk Driving and University of South Florida Health. With the October 2020 issue, she joins Sarasota Scene as editor-in-chief.

After deadline, you can find her outdoors, trailing around after a 4-legged family member. To discuss freelance assignments, contact Wendy.


♦ 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


♦ 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


♦ American Society of Journalists and Authors
♦ Authors Guild

Wendy on TheLynneShow podcast