Award-winning writer Wendy Dager writes feature articles and advertorials for the Ventura County Star newspaper's community, real estate, automotive, entertainment, wedding, Readers' Choice, Eldercare and other special sections. Her Star opinion column was popular among readers for 16 years. Her articles and essays have appeared in the Los Angeles Daily News, Edible Ojai & Ventura County, The Writer, Careers and the disAbled, I Love Cats, Hearing Loss, Byline, Antiques & Collecting, Writers Weekly, Wood Ranch News, Skin & Ink and other publications.
She has written advertorials, web copy and press releases for numerous companies including Speedo/Authentic Fitness, American Suzuki, Vulcan Cal/Mat, All Around Landscape Supply, Exaktime, S&S Seeds and ContentMarketing.com.
Wendy's humorous mystery novel I Murdered the PTA was a top five finalist in Court TV's Search for the Next Great Crime Writer. I Murdered the PTA and its sequel I Murdered the Spelling Bee were published by Zumaya Publications and are available on Amazon. Her kitschy thriller Thrift Me Deadly was a top three finalist in the Fabri Literary Prize competition.
Known for her quirky sense of humor, Wendy has written and sold greeting card copy, and magnet, button and key chain slogans to social expression companies such as Ephemera Inc., Snafu Designs, Kalan, Rockshots, Plum Graphics and West Graphics. She co-wrote the script Lumberjacks, part of a Telly Award-winning children's educational video series. Two of her how-to articles about writing appeared in the premiere writers' guide The Writers Handbook.
An avid vintage clothing and accessories collector, she is curator of the online purse museum The Vintage Purse Gallery. For her dual life as a freelance writer and vintage purse aficionado, Wendy was named one of America's Most Unique Characters in USA Network's Show Us Your Character competition.