Wendy Byrne was born and raised and still makes her home in the Chicago area.  She’s married and has two grown sons, a great daughter-in-law and two adorable grandchildren.

Wendy has a Masters in Social Work and worked in the child welfare field for twelve years before she decided to pursue her dream of writing. She joined Romance Writers of America in 1999 where she met an incredible group of women who shared her passion and helped her learn her craft.

Her first published novel Fractured was released in 2011 and was picked up by a major book club and made available in hardcover. Her second book, Mama Said…., was released in 2012 and was a finalist in the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence Contest in the romantic suspense category.

She self-published The Christmas Curse in 2012. She published two books with Entangled Publishing: Bad to the Bone (2015) and The Millionaire’s Deception. She has three books out with Gemma Halliday Publishing: Hard to Kill (2014), Hard to Trust (2014) and Hard to Stop (2015). She also has two short stories out with Gemma Halliday Publishing that are part of a anthology.

Between teaching college classes,  trying to get her morbidly obese cat to slim down and tempering the will of her five-year-old granddaughter, who’s determined to become a witch when she turns six so she can fly on her broom to see the Eiffel Tower and put hexes on people—not necessarily in that order—somehow Wendy still manages to fit in writing.  She spends the remainder of her days inflicting mayhem on her hero and heroine until they beg for mercy.