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Wendy  L.  Koenig
Categories: Female AuthorsAnglophone AuthorsPoetsAuthors of Juvenile Fiction;NovelistsAuthors of Young Adult LiteratureSaint John River Valley

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Wendy has been writing since her early childhood. Her first published piece was a children's short story titled, Jet's Stormy Adventure. It was serialized in The Illinois Horse Network. She attended the University of Iowa, honing her craft in their famed summer workshops and writing programs. Since that time, she has published and co-authored numerous books. Several of her novels and short stories have won international awards and have appeared in multiple venues.

Though born in the States, Wendy has lived in Drummond, NB, for nearly two decades.

How has New Brunswick influenced your work?

Not only has it given me a private, less hectic place to work, with it's natural beauty and rich heritage, it has fostered ideas in many of my novels that wouldn't have been there otherwise.

What do you consider to be the highlight of your career so far?

Meeting my fans! I love it when people hunt me out and start telling me how one of my books influenced them.

Literary Prizes

2nd Honourable Mention, Frontiers in Writing International Contest: Sci-Fi/Horror - 2007 In recognition of: Sentient
2nd Honourable Mention, CNW/FFWA International Writing Competition: Novel Chapter - 2005 In recognition of: Under Twin Suns
2nd Place, Abilene Writers Guild International Contest: Novel - 2005 In recognition of: Under Twin Suns
Abilene Writers Guild International Contest: Short Fiction - 2005 In recognition of: Searching for Sardan

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Sentient is based on an uninhabited planet nicknamed Colossus. Seventeen-year-old Palamourah de la Croix, a female cadet marshal, and her team embark on a routine escort mission. They are attacked by their own machines as well as a deadly virus. Over two-thirds of her team, including her boyfriend, are killed. Struggling with the betrayal of those she trusted, Pala must keep charge of the mission and discover the truth behind it while she saves two planets, Colossus and Earth.

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