Wendy Hinote Lanier

Author * Teacher * Speaker * Texan


Wendy Lanier is a native Texan and former elementary science teacher who writes, teaches, and speaks on a variety of topics for both children and adults.

Writing Roots:

Wendy began writing as a third grader and got her first rejection slip at age 12. In high school she wrote for the school literary magazine. But after college her writing took a back seat to teaching while she taught elementary school for over 18 years. After a little prodding from a childhood friend, Wendy returned to writing in the early 2000s.

Since 2005 Wendy has written more than 35 nonfiction books for children. They include books for Focus Readers, ABDO, State Standards Publishing, Lerner Books, Capstone Press, Lucent Books, and KidHaven Press. Current titles are available through Amazon.com or by special order through your local bookstore.


Wendy’s books are packed full of learning and fun. All those years in the classroom have given her a pretty good idea what kids wonder about. The topics are often related to science, social studies, or history. And, being a Texan, Wendy knows a thing or two about spinning a tale.

Wendy’s presentations are fast-paced, often funny, and always memorable. She is a CLASS certified public speaker available to speak on a variety of topics to church, school, writer, or civic groups.

Wendy Hinote Lanier


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