Wendy Rhodes is an award-winning writer from Los Angeles (via Michigan, Ohio, and South Carolina). She is a lover of animals, 70’s music, California wine country, Caribbean beaches, Colorado Mountains, and all things vegan. She is a gourmet baker (kind of true), a tree-hugging hippie (very true), and an over-achieving perfectionist (too true). She has seen a green flash, kissed a live shark, and stood atop an active volcano. Having traveled to upwards of twenty-five countries, she currently enjoys life in the Florida sunshine (shade) with her husband (boyfriend) and two children (cats).