Wendy Whiting grew up in Phoenix, Arizona playing outside, reading, and battling it out with her brothers. She learned her love for writing in her high school newspaper class she accidentally signed up for. She went on to get her bachelor’s degree in English from Arizona State University. She published her first book Detour to the Light in December 2015. She wrote Detour to the Light to promote faith and hope in God’s plan for us all and to proclaim that yes joy really does come again through our trials. Now she is on a mission to spread that light and remind people in this darkening world that the canyons placed in front of us have bridges and the roadblocks have detours. The things we face do not end our lives but make us stronger and give us better lives eventually.