Wendy Lyons Sunshine is an award-winning journalist and author of TENDER PAWS: How science-based parenting can transform our relationship with dogs, coming in 2024 from HCI Books and distributed by Simon & Schuster. (Check out the flyer!)

TENDER PAWS was inspired by Wendy’s collaboration with child development experts on The Connected Child, an award-winning classic that has been translated into multiple languages, and Raising the Challenging Child, a 5-star parenting resource.

In addition to writing books, Wendy blogs about the human-dog connection and animal welfare for PsychologyToday.com and supports the content team at Positively.com. She’s also assisted behind the scenes at International Fund for Animal Welfare and other fine organizations.

AWARDS

♦ First Place, Outstanding Small Market Reporting, Print, Society of Environmental Journalists
♦ First Amendment Award, Society of Professional Journalists, Fort Worth
♦ Second Place, Business Reporting, Lone Star Award, Houston Press Club
♦ Certificate of Excellence, Press Club of Dallas
♦ Outstanding Book of the Year, American Society of Journalists & Authors

EDUCATION

♦ Masters of Arts in Professional and Technical Communication, environmental science cognate, University of North Texas; Teaching Fellow; Research Fellow.
♦ Bachelor of Arts in English and studio art, honors, phi beta kappa, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick
♦ FDM®, L.E.G.S.® Applied Ethology Family Dog Mediation® Professional