Wendy has been a writer in one form or another ever since a primary school teacher told her it was no way to earn a living. She started as a copywriter, which overlapped with her first extensive hospital stay, after which stand-up comedy seemed a better idea. Six years of that made her realise that writing for other people was a lot less stressful than spending the day feeling sick because you were going on stage that night, and she went on to write for radio, and then tv. She wrote on The Bill, Eastenders and Coronation Street, amongst others, before ill health struck again and she was forced to take to her bed for several years.
After a couple of major surgeries, she realised that writing prose meant not having to get out of her pyjamas, and after blogging about living with an ileostomy for a couple of years – a blog that doctors and nurses still use today for patients who aren’t of too fragile a disposition – she moved on to writing crime novels.
Wendy lives in north London with her husband, her son, and a very shouty cat.
Twitter - @ThatWendyLee
Represented by: Philip Patterson