Wendy Terrien grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, an experience that she discovered is providing her a lot of great material for both short stories and novels. She started writing stories as early as age eight and won her first writing contest in junior high school.
While attending the University of Utah, Wendy was dissuaded from a focused career on writing by the notion that “you’ll never make any money,” though she did take as many creative writing classes as she could. Wendy earned her bachelor’s degree in organizational communication.
Wendy relocated to Denver, Colorado, after graduation and began her trek up the corporate ladder at a number of companies, both large and small. She returned to school and earned her MBA from the University of Denver and then focused her career on marketing and product management.
Most recently, Wendy worked as a VP in product management but left this position due to company downsizing. It was then that the writing quill lit up above Wendy’s head – she was supposed to be doing something different, something fun, something that made her really happy. She decided to focus on her writing.