Wendy Lee Nentwig was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she fell in love with words at an early age. She went on to study journalism at Biola University in Southern California, becoming editor-in-chief of the school’s student newspaper and spending summers working at varied editorial internships. Her enthusiasm and experience paid off with post-college positions at magazines including Seventeen, Aspire, Virtue and CCM.
In addition to her editorial staff positions, Wendy Lee has had a prolific freelance career, penning seven books for the young adult market, published by Bethany House and Multnomah Publishers, and co-writing seven other titles with artists including Michael W. Smith, MercyMe and John Tesh. She has also written feature articles for dozens of print and online publications, interviewing everyone from Amy Grant and Sixpence None the Richer to figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi and music producer David Foster. Wendy Lee has also undertaken marketing projects for World Vision, HarperSanFrancisco Publishers, O’Charley’s restaurant chain, Word Records, Essential Records, The Dove Awards, The Gospel Music Hall of Fame, African Leadership and Christian Associates International. Her editorial work is rounded out by leading regular media training sessions for major-label Christian artists and with a freelance position as Rhapsody.com’s Christian music editor.
While most of her work experience relates directly to her twin passions of writing and editing, Wendy Lee has also used her communication and print skills to church plant in the Netherlands and Western Europe, bring awareness to religious persecution worldwide, teach students from pre-school to junior high and track federal arts funding in the nation’s capital for The Center for the Study of Popular Culture. She also serves on the 10-member leadership council at the 1,200-member church she helped plant, The Village Chapel in Nashville.