Bestselling Author and Psychological Thrillers
Wendy Walker is an internationally known bestselling author of psychological thrillers. This particular segment of novels suits her quite well in turbulent times. Especially when those times call for quick action. Her newest book Don’t Look for Me, was supposed to be released on September 15th. As they say: ‘timing is everything’. In early March preview copies had just been sent to bookstores and reviewers and then…Covid Lockdown!
When things happen un-expectantly – Bringing a community of authors together
The unexpected happens all the time. How Wendy handled it made all the difference. It took time, research and the use of what she had in front of her. Knowledge is power and Wendy used hers to commandeer her community of authors and lead them in taking the Bull by the Horns. With the power of the internet in front of her Wendy devised a very targeted and carefully executed plan. As a result, the release date of September 15th saw a flood of Wendy’s book all over the book community on Instagram. Her plan not only benefited her, but also the community of authors who found themselves in the same predicament.
Meet Wendy Walker
Wendy Walker is a former family law attorney. While at home raising her three sons, Wendy began her writing career. Her latest thriller – Don’t Look For Me deals with the bond between mother and daughter, guilt, blame and gaslighting.
She published two novels with St. Martin’s Press and edited multiple compilations for the Chicken Soup for the Soul series before writing her debut psychological thriller. All is Not Forgotten took her into the world of PTSD and memory suppression. Next was the thriller, Emma In The Night, taking her into the world of narcissism. And then came, The Night Before, taking her into the world of online dating.
Wendy earned her J. D., magna cum laude, at the Georgetown University Law Center where she was awarded the American Jurisprudence award for her performance in Contracts and Advanced Criminal Procedure. She received her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Brown University. As part of her undergraduate studies, Wendy attended The London School of Economics and Political Science.
Prior to her legal career, Wendy was a financial analyst at Goldman, Sachs & Co.. She has also volunteered at the ACLU, Connecticut Legal Services and Figure Skating in Harlem where she served on the Board of Directors for over twelve years.
Conversation, the Pandemic and a Community of Authors
The conversation ran the gamut – from the pandemic to challenges to new avenues:
- Newly published and the pandemic
- Targeted strategies
- Getting the word out
- Bringing together a community of authors
- Oh the places we will go
- Discovering new avenues
- Let’s talk psychological thrillers
- Where do we go from here