Wendy has a NZ Certificate in Science (chemistry), which allows her to dabble with fuming potions and strange substances, satisfying her inner witch.
She writes adult fantasy as Wendy Scott and children’s stories as W. J. Scott. In 2012, her children’s novel, HIEROGLYPH, was selected by NZSA for one of five mentorships with mentor author, Anna McKenzie. HIEROGLYPH won the 2015 Gold Medal in the UK Wishing Shelf Awards. 9-12 yr old category.