Wendy Sunshine

Wendy Lyons Sunshine is an award-winning writer and author of TENDER PAWS: How Science-Based Parenting Can Transform Our Relationship with Dogs (2024, HCI Books). Wendy blogs about the dog-human connection for PsychologyToday.com, and has contributed to scores of publications. She co-authored the bestseller THE CONNECTED CHILD, named ASJA Outstanding Book fo the Year,  and RAISING THE CHALLENGING CHILD, a 5-star resource.

Please visit wendylsunshine.com to learn more.

info Subjects


Health & Medicine
Nature & Environment


conservation, animal welfare, child welfare, medical advances, illness prevention, dogs, psychology, self-help

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

PsychologyToday.com, 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

Tender Paws: How Science-Based Parenting Can Transform Our Relationship with Dogs https://www.amazon.com/Tender-Paws-Science-Based-Parenting-Relationship/dp/0757324959 

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

♦ Outstanding Book of the Year, American Society of Journalists & Authors
♦ 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

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