Shaunda Kennedy Wenger: Mormon Author
Shaunda Kennedy Wenger is the author of middle-grade novels, such as Reality Bites: Tales of a Half-Vampire. Some of her books are for the educational market, including Caterpillar Can't Wait, Watch a Butterfly Grow, How Many Muffins, Farm Stand Mystery, and In Black Bear Country.
In 2010, she started her own publishing company, Essemkay Company Productions, and released The Ghost in Me, which is a paranormal middle-grade novel, and an award-winning chapter book for young readers called Little Red Riding Hood, Into the Forest Again. Her stories, poems, and articles, and poems have appeared in magazines such as Babybug and Cricket.
She has penned cookbooks From Rivets and Rails: Recipes of a Railroad Boarding House and (coauthored with Janet Kay Jensen) The Book Lover’s Cookbook: Recipes Inspired by Celebrated Works of Literature, and the Passages That Feature Them.
Wenger is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and lives in Utah, where she also teaches science at Logan River Academy. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont and her master’s degree from Colorado State University.