Wendy Spinale is a former character actor for the Disneyland theme
park (so she's very familiar with the world of make-believe). She
is the author of Everland and its follow-up,
Umberland, as well as Lost Boy, a prequel novella to
Wendy lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Praise for EverlandIn an exemplary debut, Spinale uses Gwen and Hook's voices to offer glimpses into the psyche of a man desperate to please his cruel mother and a girl intent on saving the only family she has left. This is a magical, wondrous treat, with a conclusion that's nothing less than epic. --Publishers Weekly (starred review)A fun and unique addition to the twisted fairy-tale genre, loaded with adventure, romance, and double crossing. --VOYAPeter Pan goes steampunk in this debut, which twists the familiar tale into a survival story complete with well-drawn characters, a blistering plot, and plenty of adventure. --BooklistPraise for UmberlandAn unpredictable page-turner spun with dread, humor, and unexpected alliances. --Kirkus ReviewsDark in tone, desperate in intensity . . . --Booklist[A] captivating adventure. --School Library Connection