On this episode of “The Romantic Side of Suspense,” I’m chatting with Wendy Wilson Spooner, Lic. G., LCoT, a professional genetic genealogist by day, a writer by night, and an artist in between. Her love of what we can learn from history compels her to write the true stories she unearths during research, and she’s found that truth is indeed much more exciting and inspiring than fiction. Wendy writes about family, faith, grief, art and overcoming obstacles in life by coming to know who we really are—children of God, and, the descendants of remarkable people who paved the way for us—even if they really struggled. She believes in learning from ancestors, honoring them, and then standing on their shoulders to become someone even better.
As an award-winning author of professional articles and poems, Wendy Wilson Spooner turned to novel writing to share what she knows with a greater audience. When she is not writing or researching, she reads, hikes, paints, travels, binges on Bollywood movies, and spends time with her greatest loves—her family. Her debut novel, Once Upon an Irish Summer, is the first in a trilogy and has been an Amazon bestseller.
“If somebody tells me the end of a book or a movie, it doesn’t ruin it for me,” Wendy said. “I still want to go back and read or watch it because I want to know how that ending came to pass.”
Listen to the podcast for more from our interview, plus an excerpt from Once Upon an Irish Summer.