Wendy Kennar

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Wendy Kennar has wanted to be a writer since the second grade, when her teacher, Mrs. Jones, made her a "book" with a cover made out of yellow construction paper and filled with the "good" paper inside -- white paper with blue lines just waiting for stories.
Wendy was a public school teacher for twelve years. Her writing is largely influenced by her teaching experiences and by her son.
Wendy has never learned to whistle, loves sunflowers, and has spent her life living within the same zip code.

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Wendy Kennar I ignore writer's block. I make myself write. I don't wait for "inspiration." If I don't know what to write about then I go searching for a writing…moreI ignore writer's block. I make myself write. I don't wait for "inspiration." If I don't know what to write about then I go searching for a writing prompt or re-visit some of my earlier writing. Anything to get me writing. Writing begets more writing.(less)
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[image error]My curious son and I, on the observation area of the Santa Barbara Courthouse. June 2018 (I climbed all the stairs!)

“What does the doctor do with all the blood after they check it?”


My son once asked me that question.  It took me by surprise and caught me off guard, because it was something I had never considered.  


It’s not the only good question Ryan has asked me over the years...

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The A to Z List of Books on My Bookcase (Nonfiction)
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Description: An essay with descriptions of twenty-six books that have prominent placement on my bookcase.
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My ten-year-old son began reading this book in school as his selection for "silent reading time." He enjoyed it so much, he wanted to own his copy, and together we read the book night-after-night at bedtime.
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