About Wendy Lyons Sunshine

On magical days, the writing process is akin to scuba — you dive into in a fresh world, paddle toward the current, and with luck, shine light on exciting new discoveries.

To prepare for this adventure, I’ve got:

  • 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
  • 15+ years of staff and freelance writing, editing, consulting, and teaching roles

I’m currently collaborating on a book to be published by Revel/Baker in 2020 (thanks, Leah Spiro of Riverside Creative Management!) and gathering thread on a creative nonfiction project.

When not at the computer, I’m savoring veggie-friendly delicacies or walking Bernie, our rescue dog. My husband and I also cater to Sven, a formerly feral cat.


♦ 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 awards
♦ Mensa qualified

♦ Security Clearance (TS)

Professional Affiliations

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