Wendy Sunshine

Wendy Lyons Sunshine is an award-winning journalist whose byline has appeared in The New York Times, ScientificAmerican.com, D Magazine, Fort Worth Weekly, Practical Pain Management, and many other publications.

She blogs about the dog-human connection for PsychologyToday.com and collaborates with experts on books. She co-authored Raising the Challenging Child, a 5-star book for parents and practitioners, and The Connected Child, an award-winning bestseller that has been translated into multiple languages with over 300,000 copies sold.

Wendy’s toolkit includes an MA in technical communication, a BA in English, and years of staff and freelance experience. She writes, edits, and manages content for select clients, and has a particular knack for organizing manuscripts and fine-tuning thought leadership communications.

She relishes the opportunity to engage, inform, and improve lives, and focuses on topics related to conservation, animal welfare, child welfare, medical advances, and illness prevention. Partial client list includes Positively.com, International Fund for Animal Welfare, Boston Scientific, AORN Journal, Texans for Safe and Drug-Free Youth, and many others.

Please visit wendylsunshine.com to learn more.

info Subjects


Health & Medicine
Nature & Environment


conservation, animal welfare, child welfare, medical advances, illness prevention

notepad Skills

  • Advertorials
  • Books
  • Case studies
  • Editing
  • Feature writing
  • Ghostwriting
  • Infographics
  • Ideation
  • Profiles
  • Project management
  • Publication management
  • Q&A
  • SEO
  • Technical writing
  • White papers
  • Web copy
  • Blog posts
  • Articles
  • Communications strategy
  • Grant writing
  • Media relations
  • News releases

notepad Writing Credits

The New York Times, ScientificAmerican.com, D Magazine, Fort Worth Weekly, Practical Pain Management, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Worth, AARP Magazine, AORN Journal, Sarasota Scene, D CEO, Business Observer, Houston Business Journal, Inside a Dog’s Mind, and more.

notepad Book Credits

Raising the Challenging Child: How to Minimize Meltdowns, Reduce Conflict, and Increase Cooperation  https://www.amazon.com/Raising-Challenging-Child-Meltdowns-Cooperation/dp/0800735242/

The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family https://www.amazon.com/Connected-Child-healing-adoptive-family/dp/0071475001 

star Awards, Honors, Appointments

♦ First Place, Outstanding Small Market Reporting, Print, Society of Environmental Journalists
♦ First Amendment Award, Society of Professional Journalists, Fort Worth
♦ Second Place, Business Reporting, Lone Star Award, Houston Press Club
♦ Certificate of Excellence, Press Club of Dallas
♦ Outstanding Book of the Year, American Society of Journalists & Authors

Contact Wendy Sunshine

Have a project or work opportunity you’d like to discuss?
Send a Message