International bestselling author Wendy Barnhart (formerly Terrien) received her first library card at age two, and a few years later started writing her own stories.
Her debut novel, The Rampart Guards (February 2016), earned a Kirkus starred review and was named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2016. Next in her series are main character Jason’s book two - The League of Governors (August 2017), and developing character Sadie’s book two - The Clan Calling (August 2017). Both novels are award winners. Chronicle three in the series (and the fourth physical book) is The Forge of Bonds (February 2020).
Wendy graduated from the University of Utah (go Utes!) and relocated to Colorado where she completed her MBA at the University of Denver. She focused her marketing expertise on the financial and technology industries until a career coach stepped in and reminded Wendy of her passion for writing. Inspired, Wendy leaped and began attending writers’ conferences, workshops, and retreats, and the storytelling hasn’t stopped since.
She serves on the board of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, and is a member of Pikes Peak Writers, the Colorado Authors League, and the Authors Guild.
Wendy lives in the Denver area and is a proud dog mom. She’s team dark chocolate, a fan of technology, and believes every dose of nature nurtures the soul. Wendy is also committed to promoting pet adoption from rescues or shelters as the best way to bring home a furry family member. If you’re in Colorado, you may even spot her “Adopt a Shelter Pet” license plates.
Learn more about Wendy by visiting her website: wendymbarnhart.com
The Rampart Guards
*Named to Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of 2016*
After his mom disappears, Jason Lex and his family move to a small town where he has no friends, no fun, no life. Things get worse when he’s chased by weird flying creatures that only he can see---Jason thinks he’s losing it.
But when Jason discovers new information about his family, he’s stunned to learn that creatures like Skyfish, Kappa, and the Mongolian Death Worm aren’t just stories on the Internet---they’re real and they live unseen alongside the human race. Many of these creatures naturally emit energy capable of incinerating humans. An invisible shield keeps these creatures hidden and protects the human race from their threatening force, but someone, or some thing, is trying to destroy it.
Unsure who he can trust, Jason is drawn into the fight to save the people closest to him, and he finds help in surprising places. Confronted with loss, uncertainty, and a devastating betrayal, Jason must make a gut-wrenching decision:
Who lives, and who dies.
The Forge of Bonds2020
The Fate Stone2018
The League of Governors2017
The Clan Calling2017