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T.W. Fendley is an award-winning author of historical fantasy and science fiction for adults and young adults. She began writing fiction full-time in 2007 after working twenty-five years in journalism and corporate communications. In October 2011, L&L Dreamspell LLC published her debut historical fantasy novel for adults, Zero Time. Her young adult contemporary fantasy novel, The Labyrinth of Time, was released in November 2014. Her short stories are available on Kindle and Audible.
She fell in love with ancient American cultures while researching story ideas at the 1997 Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop. Since then, she’s trekked to archeological sites in the Yucatan, Peru and American Southwest. When she’s not writing, T.W. explores the boundaries of consciousness through remote viewing and shamanism. She currently lives near St. Louis with her artist husband and his pet fish.
T.W. Fendley is an award-winning author of historical fantasy and science fiction for adults and young adults. Her debut novel, ZERO TIME, is a 21st Century Celestine Prophecy that melds ancient Maya history with New Age spirituality and time travel. Readers chose ZERO TIME as the 2011 Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Novel. Fendley’s short stories have earned national recognition, including a Writers Digest award. She began writing fiction full-time in 2007 after working more than 25 years in journalism and corporate communication. Fendley serves on the board of the St. Louis Writers Guild and belongs to various other writing organizations. When she’s not writing, she travels with her artist husband and tests practical uses of precognition. Learn more at www.twfendley.com.
With a bachelor’s degree in journalism tucked in her purse, T.W. Fendley began her professional career in 1980 as managing editor of a small-town daily in southern Arkansas. Three years later, she returned to her hometown of Little Rock as a reporter for the statewide daily.
In 1986, she began a 20-year career in corporate communications that took her to New Orleans, Washington D.C., and St. Louis. During those years, she held various positions that called upon her skills as a writer, photographer, editor, TV and radio spokesperson, communications consultant and manager. While in New Orleans, the Crescent City Writers and George Alec Effinger’s science fiction workshop introduced her to fiction writing. She attended the 1997 Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Workshop, where she fell in love with ancient American cultures while researching story ideas.
And then the REAL fun began! In 2007, she started writing fiction full-time. L&L Dreamspell published her debut historical fantasy, ZERO TIME, which was named Best Science Fiction Fantasy Novel in the 2011 P&E Readers’ Poll. It was also a finalist for the Missouri Writers’ Guild 2012 Major Work Award and a semifinalist in the 2012 Kindle Book Awards. Her latest work is the young adult fantasy, THE LABYRINTH OF TIME. She took second place in the 2011 short story Writer’s Digest Horror Competition and won the 9th NASFiC 2007 short story contest. Her short stories are available on Kindle and Audible. Fendley serves on the board of the St. Louis Writer’s Guild and belongs to the Missouri Writers’ Guild and Broad Universe.