Wendy Walker
Novelist and Women's Issues Expert


Wendy Walker wrote her first novel, Four Wives, in the back of her minivan. The novel explores themes of friendship, marriage, and motherhood, looking at the idyllic suburbia of Hunting Ridge, and the secrets hidden behind its perfectly manicured exterior. Her second novel, Social Lives, is a tale of growing up in the gilded cage of privilege and wealth. She edited Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms – 101 Stories Celebrating the Power of Choice for Stay at Home and Work from Home Moms. Her latest novel, All is Not Forgotten, was published in July 2016 by St. Martin’s Press.

 

As an attorney, Walker worked in private practice both in New York and Connecticut, and served as a pro bono lawyer at the ACLU. While attending Law School at Georgetown University, where she graduated magna cum laude, she spent a summer in the Special Prosecutions Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York.

 

Wendy obtained her undergraduate degree from Brown University with a double major in economics and political science. Her junior year was spent at the London School of Economics. Upon graduating magna cum laude, she worked as a financial analyst in the Mergers and Acquisitions department of Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York.

 

As a young girl, Wendy trained for competitive figure skating at facilities in Colorado and New York. She now serves on the board of Figure Skating in Harlem, an organization committed to the development of underprivileged girls which she helped found in 1997. She lives in suburban Connecticut and is busy raising her three sons and writing her third novel.

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St. Martin's Press

It begins in the small, affluent town of Fairview, Connecticut, where everything seems picture perfect. Until one night when young Jenny Kramer is attacked at a local party. In the hours immediately after, she is given a controversial drug to medically erase her memory of the violent assault. In this psychological thriller, a family tries to recover—while searching for a predator in their midst.

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Griffin

Take a peek beyond the perfectly-manicured lawns of Hunting Ridge. For four wives who live there, all is not as it seems… Former child prodigy Love Welsh...

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Griffin

Step into picture-perfect Wilshire, home to some of the most privileged people in the world, where one woman’s desperate act could bring the precariously...

How I Became an Author in the Back of My Minivan: Wendy discusses finding a new career while raising kids, and the pressures, risks and rewards of being a working mom.
Power Moms: Women Making Choices and Finding Balance in Their Lives: A look at women who balance their career and family, and how to find the right balance for ourselves.
Surviving the Suburbs: My Journey to Find Life after Stay-Home Motherhood and Divorce: Wendy's discussion of her journey through marriage, motherhood, and her career.

Praise for Four Wives

“Walker’s first novel is a treat. It’s well written and features great characters, lots of humor, and dead-on analysis of friendship, marriage, and motherhood.”
Library Journal

“Wendy Walker writes a cleverly woven, sexy debut that is a fascinating peek inside the gilded cages of suburban matrimony....A true page-turner treat.”
–Jill Kargman, author of Momzillas and co-author of The Right Address

“A fascinating read. Wendy Walker delivers a blistering dissection of modern suburban marriage. I couldn't put it down.”
–Danielle Ganek, author of Lulu Meets God and Doubts Him

Four Wives is a brilliantly clever and accurate study in domestic discontentment. Acutely well-observed and suspenseful, it's a stunning reflection of life in an affluent American suburb, where the women seem to have everything...except happiness. A great read.”
–Jane Green, author of The Other Woman and Swapping Lives