Wendy Sunshine

Wendy Lyons Sunshine is currently hard at work on TENDER PAWS: How Science-Based Parenting Can Transform Our Relationship with Dogs, scheduled for publication in 2024 by HCI Books, distributed by Simon & Schuster. 

Her awards include ASJA’s Outstanding Book of the Year for The Connected Child: Bring hope and healing to your adoptive family, which has been translated into multiple languages and sold over 300,000 copies, and a first place reporting award from the Society of Environmental Journalists.

Wendy has contributed to 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 ghostwrites for experts, primarily on animal welfare issues. 

Wendy’s background includes an MA in technical communication, a BA in English, and years of staff and freelance experience. Partial client list includes Positively.com, International Fund for Animal Welfare, Boston Scientific, AORN Journal, Texans for Safe and Drug-Free Youth, and 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

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