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Wendy Sibbison was born in Shaker Heights, Ohio, in 1946, has degrees in English from Barnard College (B.A. 1968) and Columbia University (M.A. 1969), and studied law at Rutgers Law School-Newark (J.D. 1977). She grew up in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., where her first novel, Helen in Trouble, loosely based on her own experience in high school, takes place. She lives in Western Massachusetts.
A Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, Wendy practiced law for 35 years, specializing in civil and criminal appeals. In 2010 Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly named her one of the most influential lawyers in the state, a list which included Governor Deval Patrick, Attorney General Martha Coakley, and US Senator John Kerry. Until her retirement, she was annually named a "Super Lawyer" in Boston Magazine and included in the publication Best Lawyers in America. Honors included awards for outstanding legal services to the poor; for tireless advocacy on behalf of legal aid providers; and for excellence in appellate advocacy in the defense of the accused.
Winning Entry: Helen in Trouble
Contest Won: North Street Book Prize 2022, First Prize