I began a lifelong love of reading before kindergarten. My earliest memories include going to the library or bookmobile and bringing home a box of books…every week. I was raised on Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, Wizard of Oz, Black Beauty, and other works of mystery and wonder. Not surprising I would work to solve mysteries and answer questions in my own writing.

My connection to words led to a career in public relations and marketing. Armed with degrees in communication, business and library science, I held senior management positions in higher education, winning numerous local, regional and national marketing awards while working at both the University of Houston and Texas Southern University.

After forty years writing non-fiction, including a 175-page history of the University of Houston, I retired and finally turned to creating fictional worlds. With the help of a Writer’s League of Texas five-day retreat and the eighteen-month long Online Certificate in Novel Writing program at Stanford University, I embraced both retirement and novel writing. The result of which is The Broken Hallelujah, which has gone on to win the 2023 IPPY Bronze Medal for wartime fiction from the Independent Publisher’s Book Awards and was a finalist for both the Page Turner Award and the International Book Award/

When I’m not slaving over my computer, I spend time in my backyard garden and with my crazy fur babies, Jade, my yappy but huggable white schnauzer, and her best friend, Yara, a gorgeous and unflappable Russian blue feline.

My forty years in academe opened many doors, introduced me to an amazing variety of characters, took me around the world from Houston to Alaska and Nigeria to Beijing, and offered many an outrageous tale to provide a plethora of plots.

Currently, I’m working on a mystery series—The Brentwood Women Mysteries. involving three generations of strong women. The first, Deliver Us From Evil…and the Six O’Clock News, is set at a university with Hildy determined to clear a friend of a murder/suicide charge. She calls on her mother Victoria and her daughter Grace to help find justice for her friend. It is now available on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/stores/Wendy-H.-Adair/author. The second Brentwood Women book, Deadly as a Walk in the Park, stars the matriarch, Victoria, whose neighbor is killed in a hit and run reminiscent of her husband's death 20+ years before. It is in the editing stage and hopefully available in early summer. The third book, Murdered From Time to Time, is Grace's story as she works to discover who murdered her great-great grandmother in 1928. Her story is my current project and will hopefully appear early next year.

Other Works

  • Deliver Us From Evil...and the Six O'Clock News


Awards and Recognition

  • 2023 IPPY Bronze Medal for wartime fiction from Independent Publishers' Book Awards; Finalist for 2023 Page Turner and International Book Awards