At 1 PM tomorrow on Writers Voices on KRUU I’m interviewing Wendy McClure!
Wendy McClure is an author, editor, blogger, and humorist. Her published works include essays in The New York Times Magazine; columns for Bust magazine (a publication for women who have something to get off their chests); and the weblog Poundy, which she launched in 2000 to explore body image issues and to make fun of aerobics instructors.
She’s also written children’s picture books, such as The Princess and the Peanut Allergy; two-book length memoirs, I’m Not the New Me and The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie; and a recently released e-book, Don’t Trade the Baby for a Horse and Other Ways to Make Your Life a Little More Laura Ingalls Wilder. In 2006 her infamous online collection of vintage Weight Watcher recipe cards and commentary was published in book form as The Amazing Mackerel Pudding Plan.
Wendy was born in Oak Park, Illinois and lives in Chicago with her husband, Chris. She holds an MFA in Poetry from the Iowa Writers Workshop, and, as senior editor at Albert Whitman & Company, she’s edited over fifty novels and picture books for children.