International bestselling author Wendy Terrien received her first library card at age two, and a few years later started writing her own stories. She is Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ 2017-2018 Independent Writer of the Year.
Her debut novel, The Rampart Guards (February 2016), earned a Kirkus starred review and was named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2016. The novel is a Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award Finalist, a Next Generation Indies Award Finalist, and is the first in her intriguing urban fantasy series. The next two books in the series are The League of Governors and The Clan Calling (August 2017). The Clan Calling was a finalist in the 2018 San Francisco Writers contest.
In addition to her novels, Wendy published a short story, “The Fate Stone,” in the award-winning anthology Tick Tock: Seven Tales of Time (March 2016), and “Light” in the award-winning Off Beat: Nine Spins on Song (April 2017), both from Wicked Ink Books.
Wendy graduated from the University of Utah (go Utes!) and transplanted 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 she hasn’t stopped yet.
She regularly participates in two critique groups and is the president of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, and a member of Pikes Peak Writers and the Colorado Authors' League.
Wendy lives in the Denver area with her husband, Kevin, and their dogs, Shea and Boon. She’s team dark chocolate, a fan of technology, and believes even a few minutes in nature nurtures the soul. Wendy is also committed to promoting pet adoption from rescues or shelters. If you’re in Colorado, you may even be able to spot her by her “Adopt a Shelter Pet” license plates.
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 Fate Stone2018
The League of Governors2017
The Clan Calling2017