Wendy’s News

If It’s Not One Thing It’s Your Mother!

“If it’s not one thing, it’s your mother.” I saw a pillow with this stitched on it in a store the other day. I have a pillow just like it, bought long ago, and I’ve never been able to look at it without smiling; or perhaps more truthfully, grimacing. I spent part of...

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An Author’s Baggage

Ever wonder how much personal history (not to mention baggage) an author puts into a novel? Ask ten authors and you’ll no doubt get ten very different answers. And of course it varies from book to book. I have to admit that of all the books I’ve written the Ten Beach...

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A Little Advice from Maddie

Character Madeline Singer is that glass-is-half-full friend we all need in our lives. Take the brief quiz to find out what advice Maddie would give you.

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Ten Beach Road Recipes

Ted Peter’s Famous Smoked Fish Spread This sunset staple was featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. (Recipe courtesy of Scripps Networks, LLC) Ingredients • 12 ounces smoked trout, boneless and skinless • 1⁄2 cup sweet relish • 1⁄2 cup mayonnaise •...

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A Song, a Giveaway and an Excerpt

I know we just 'sprang forward' but I hope you'll join me for this throwback to the song I co-wrote for The House on Mermaid Point's fictional rock-and-roll legend William Hightower even though I can't carry a tune. Here's the USA Today article in which I explain how...

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The Beach I Grew Up On

I was one of those lucky people who grew up on a beach. In my case it was St. Petersburg Beach, that comma of land that curves into the Gulf of Mexico on the west central coast of Florida. It was beautiful all year round, but the summers were especially wonderful. We...

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