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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

Enneagram Services

  • Enneagram of Essence Certified Practitioner

  • Accredited Enneagram Professional – IEA

 Other Services

  • Writing and Time Management Coach

  • Animal Communication

  • Home of Spirit Paw Press, LLC

  • Essence of Enneagram Consultations

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 Here!

~ A Paranormal Cozy Mystery Series about a Budding Animal Communicator.

By Melanie Snow (Wendy’s pen name)

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The Spellwood Witches, A Paranormal Cozy Mystery Series by Melanie Snow

The Bestselling Pet Biz Series!

~ Learn everything you need to know about blogging, jobs, and writing a book. Please click the image to learn more! ~

Pet Blogging 101 by Wendy Van de Poll
Pet Jobs 101 by Wendy Van de Poll
Pet Authorpreneur 101

All My Books!

~ I have twenty six books in print and twelve 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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