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Wendy Toliver


Wendy Toliver

Wendy Toliver has lived in Texas, Colorado, and now resides in Utah with her husband and three sons where they enjoy snowboarding, hiking and wakeboarding. Having graduated with a B.A. in Speech Communication/Broadcast, she's held a variety of jobs, including: delivering singing telegrams as Marilyn Monroe; dressing up as Funshine Bear for store openings; singing the National Anthem for university basketball games; acting in TV shows, movies and commericals; working at an advertising agency; freelance copy writing and editing; presenting at conferences and schools; coaching; and, of course, writing YA and MG novels. 
She's written two Simon Pulse Romantic Comedies: THE SECRET LIFE OF A TEENAGE SIREN and MISS MATCH, and the latter was a finalist for the Romance Writers of America's prestigious Golden Heart award. 
Her third YA novel, LIFTED (Simon Pulse), was nominated for YALSA's Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers and Popular Paperback lists. 

Wendy Toliver

Books by Wendy Toliver

by Wendy Toliver - Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Television, Young Adult 14+

Sixteen-year-old Regina is very different from the Regina known by fans of ABC's "Once Upon a Time." She seeks romance, adventure and approval. Of course, getting approval from a mother like Cora is next to impossible. For Regina, friendships have always been a rare commodity. Could it be that Regina has finally found a true friend? As Regina struggles to find her own identity and create her own destiny, she discovers that her fate might just be to become everything she despises.

by Wendy Toliver - Family, Fantasy, Retelling, Youth Fiction

Red has a constant internal battle between her wild side and her strict, overprotective upbringing, and the issue of "control" as she discovers she has a hot temper when the "mean girls" push her too far. ("When we learn to control it, we needn't fear it," Rumpelstiltskin says in the series.) She has flashbacks to her 13th year when she received her cloak and the nickname "Red."