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Wendy Van de Poll, MS, CEOL

Wendy’s Writing Life

  • Paranormal Cozy Mysteries with Witches and Dogs that Can Talk under my pen name Melanie Snow

  • Author of The Pet Biz Series

  • Bestselling and Award-winning Books in Pet Loss Grief

  • Bestselling Children’s Picture Book Series

Services Wendy Offers

  • Writing and Time Management Coach

  • Animal Communication

  • Home of Spirit Paw Press, LLC

Writing is My Passion!

I have been writing professionally since 2000 but I never considered myself a “real author.” Then something happened…in February 2016 I published my first of thirteen best-selling books and I haven’t stopped since. Writing is my life!

As a passionate writer and a woman who really ran with the Wolves in minus sixty below, I am inviting you to join me as I share my wisdom of animals, nature, spirituality, and intuition in my books, articles, and various services.

My job in this world is to create, inspire, dance, and share my wisdom through my writing

The Spellwood Witches is Almost Here!

~ A Paranormal Cozy Mystery Series about a budding animal communicator.

Please click the image to get a free story and get notified when they are published!

By Melanie Snow ~ The Spellwood Witches ~ A Paranormal Cozy Mystery

My Most Recent Books!

~ The Pet Biz Series is my most recent. Please click the image to learn more! ~

Pet Blogging 101
Pet Jobs 101
Pet Authorpreneur 101

All My Books!

~ I have sixteen books in print and ten are bestsellers. Please click the image to learn more! ~

What Authors Are Saying

Without Wendy’s encouragement and guidance, my dream of becoming a children’s author would have never left the ground. She is a patient and very knowledgeable teacher who will guide you in every aspect of your writing from beginning to end! She has been an invaluable asset. Love her!

Cassie Cloutier, Up and Coming Author

Wendy guided me through the vast and sometimes bewildering landscape of self-publishing. She offered useful suggestions about expanding sales and exposure for my books. Even as an experienced self-publisher, Wendy’s knowledge helped me to navigate the ever-changing publishing landscape.

Joey Emil Blum, Author of Bedtime Stories, The Sawmill Ballroom Guide to Growing Lavender, and more

If you are a writer who aspires to be published, you are lucky to have landed here. Wendy is a tireless contributor of tips and an invaluable guide to less experienced authors. Her creativity, energy, and dedication both to her craft and to her fellow writers make her an outstanding figure in the world of self-publishing.

Dr. Marlena Corcoran, Athena mentor: International University Admissions Counseling

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WENDY’S BLOG

  • Write Your Rough Draft

    Write Your Rough Draft

    Are you ready to write your rough draft? Do you have your avatar, mind map, and outline done? Let’s get started with your writing journey! Maybe writing isn’t fun for you yet, but [...]

  • 5- Tips to Become A Bestselling Author with a Healthy Online Following

    Become a Bestselling Author with a Healthy Online Following

    Become a Bestselling Author with a Healthy Online Following Do you compare yourself with the success of other authors and feel as if you are not as successful as them? Are you [...]

  • Its Not Just about the writing

    It’s Not Just About the Writing

    Are you wanting to start an anthology and work out a system for the writers to take an active role in the production, sales, and promotion so it's not just about the [...]

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