About Me:

Aloha! I'm Wendy Kennar. I'm the mother of a seven-year-old son and a wife living in Los Angeles. I was a public school teacher for twelve years until a chronic medical condition made it necessary to leave my teaching career.

I've always been described as "quiet" - really, I'm just biting my tongue. I've got lots to say, and lots of thoughts to share, I just prefer to write them. That's the purpose of this blog. Each Wednesday, I post a personal essay offering my observations and thoughts.

A few fun facts about me: I've wanted to be a writer since second grade, when my teacher, Mrs. Jones, made me a "book" with a yellow construction paper cover. I have never learned to whistle, have always preferred sunflowers to roses, and have spent my life living within the same zip code.

Through the years, my writing has been published in the Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, United Teacher, GreenPrints, L.A. Parent, DivineCaroline.com, RoleReboot.org, XOJane, and Brain, Child Magazine. Additionally, my personal essays have been included in several anthologies, including: The Barefoot Review, Beyond the Diaper Bag, Lessons From My Parents, Write for Light, Being a Grown-Up: A User's Manual for the Real World, Ka-Pow!, How Writing Can Get You Through Tough Times, Breath and Shadow, The Grey Wolfe Storybook, and Sisters Born, Sisters Found.
I am a regular contributor at MomsLA.com, and you can also find me at Goodreads.

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Thursday, November 14, 2013


Dear Readers:  One of my essays has recently been published in a new anthology. 
Ka-Pow!  is an anthology of superhero stories.  It's available as an e-book on Amazon.  Here's the link for more information:



  1. Great News.I am so happy so many of your essays are now being published.I wish it were available in book form also so I could have it with the other books where you have been published.But just knowing an essay of yours has been published is wonderful.I am so proud of you.I love you very much.

  2. So happy about your publication. Sorry it won't be in book form. Your mother & I are proud of you.
    love, dad

  3. Honey! This is awesome! I will figure out a way for us to download this so we can read it on our phones. I Love You!