Pen Name: None
Born: 1971 in Oak Park, Illinois
The Wilder Life Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TheWilderLife
Email: mcclure.wendy (at) gmail.com
McClure was born and raised in Oak Park and currently resides in Chicago.
Biographical and Professional Information
Wendy McClure is an author, columnist and a senior editor of middle grade and young adult books at Albert Whitman & Co. She graduated from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and has been writing for well over a decade. Her essays have appeared in the The New York Times Magazine, The Chicago Sun-Times, and in numerous anthologies. McClure has also written the ebook - Don't Trade the Baby for a Horse: And Other Ways to Make Your Life a Little More Laura Ingalls Wilder and gathered a collection of the notorious retro Weight Watchers recipe cards in a collection titled - The Amazing Mackerel Pudding Plan: Classic Diet Recipe Cards from the 1970s. Her book, I'm Not the New Me, is a memoir.
- The Princess and the Peanut Allergy, Albert Whitman & Company , 2009
- Wanderville, Razorbill, 2014
- Wanderville 2: On Track for Treasure, Razorbill 2015
- Wanderville 3: Escape to the World's Fair, Razorbill, 2016
- I'm Not the New Me, Riverhead Trade, 2005
- The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie , Riverhead, 2011
Titles at Your Library
Release Date: 2014-09-04
On Track for Treasure (Wanderville)
Release Date: 2015-05-19
Escape to the World's Fair (Wanderville)
Release Date: 2015-06-16
The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie
Release Date: 2011-04-14
- 2016 ILLINOIS READS Book
The Wilder Life
- Midwest Booksellers Choice Award
- Barnes & Noble Discover Selection
- Starred Review, Publishers Weekly
Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances
Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)
For school visits: Complete the Author Request Form at Penguin Young Readers.
For large-scale events with adult audiences, inquire through the Wendy McClure Page at the Penguin Speaker’s Bureau.
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