Wendy Fontaine is a writer, teacher and mother in Los Angeles. But that’s not where this story begins.
After growing up in rural western Maine, she worked as a newspaper reporter for ten years, covering all manner of news. When her daughter was born in 2006, she retired from the news biz to be a stay-at-home mom. However, life had other plans for her. After a devastating divorce, she juggled two jobs, cared for a growing toddler – and began to write about the adventures and struggles of single parenthood.
Two years later, she and her daughter, Angela, sold their belongings and moved from Maine to Los Angeles, where Wendy went back to school to earn her masters degree in creative writing. Today, she teaches journalism at Pepperdine University and leads creative writing workshops for women in crisis. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming from Huffington Post, Role/Reboot, Brain Child Magazine, Utne Reader, Readers Digest, Literary Mama and various literary magazines.
But that’s not where this story ends, either.
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“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”