The Author and Artist Hour, 12/04/2022
The Author and Artist Hour with Kez Wickham St George and Toni Lontis
Our guest today is Wendy Marquenie
Wendy spent her childhood years enjoying life within a small family unit, mum, dad, her sister and herself. Wendy’s childhood years were filled with laughter and the smell of cakes and biscuits baking in the oven.
As Wendy grew and expanded her experiences, she reflected on memories and of what- if’s. The what-ifs began showing her opportunities and she discovered she had the power to change the direction of her life at any moment in time.
Life’s journey as a mother, wife, career person, author, and business owner encouraged a deep desire to leave a legacy, something to be valued by generations to come.
Due to illness, in 2016, Wendy read a book that would change the direction of her life. The book ‘You Were Born Rich’ was written by Bob Proctor. Why did it change her life? Wendy was confronted by questions and asked herself, “What is life really?” And “Who Am I?” and others along those lines.
The next few years were filled with studying, learning, attending seminars, trying to understand this material that she found so fascinating and exhilarating. Wendy was learning about herself and what makes her tick. After attending one of the seminars, Wendy wrote her first book “How to Change Your Life in Six Days” followed by “Big Girl’s Pants”. Both books reflect on the information Wendy was learning and focusing on bringing out your inner genius to achieve and succeed in life.
What if our young children had this information that empowered them on their journey of self-discovery? For this reason, Wendy wrote The Genius Books. They empower children to understand thoughts and nurture enthusiasm to create a happy life.
The Genius Books also introduce these lovely characters to inspire children (including the ‘adult children) with enquiring minds to imagine, dream, achieve and succeed. Learning a way to think, develop self-belief and confidence delivers a world of possibilities to create bright and happy futures. This is my legacy for future generations. Understanding Mindset is essential for everything we do in life and we are never too young (or too old) to tap into our inner genius.
Life is an incredible journey. Just one decision in your life can change your destiny, just like it did for Wendy.
Make your best decision and you can:
Experience it - Believe it - Do it - Love it
Questions for the Guest: Wendy (these questions are a guide only and we may ask other questions as the show progresses – we like the show to remain fluid)
Toni .Wendy you write in your bio your extraordinary stories are patterned after lives of the ordinary. Can you enlarge on that please.
Kez. Your belief that every child is unique and extortionary, do your books empower our children to believe in them selves
Toni. Tell us more about where this all began what was the catalyst that started you writing
Kez. From writing a book called big girls pants where has your journey taken you
Toni. I read you were at a big event when the idea of becoming an author was triggered
Kez. What was that experience like Wendy, to realize their was a story in you
Toni. What are the age groups and have you written for adults
Kez. Where do your ideas come from Wendy, are they light bulb moments? Or thought out in detail
Toni. I believe your children’s books are Rhymes, are they stories that rhyme?
Kez. Your first children’s book is ‘You Have a Mind’ how many children’s books since then and what is the next release.
Provide a favorite quote please.
I shall use Genius's words in his books:
"I am unique as you can see. There is no-one else in the world like me."
One Motivational Quote you love and Why it inspires you.
Aristotle: "Critical thinking is the means by which we know"
Purchase all 9 books and only pay for 8
Kez is ever the storyteller and a popular speaker at many local events; However mentoring others to tell their stories has become a large part of Kez’s life, running creative writing workshops for those that have a story to tell.
Encouraging and mentoring others to follow their passion for writing has resulted in four of her writing protégés becoming published authors. Kez also invites published authors in fiction to contact her, as she enjoys introducing their work to Facebook and Instagram by video.