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Wendy Gorton Hill

Author/Poet/Book Reviewer

Wendy Gorton Hill is a graduate of The Institute of Children's Literature. In 2008, she began blogging at Of Books and Boys, writing about the books she is reading and the boys she is raising. The next year, she discovered National Novel Writing Month (known as Nanowrimo). For a decade, every November she joined throngs of other writers around the globe, attaining the target of over 50,000 words. When life threw a curveball in late 2019, she began expressing her anguish in prayer poems. May Wendy's words fix your focus on God and soothe your soul.

Writing by the Water

Free PDF of Sample Poems

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Free PDF of Resources for Parents of Prodigals

This guide provides lists of resources available for those in the throes of a prodigal journey with a teen or adult child. Find blogs, books, open Facebook groups, organizations, podcasts, and prayer support/downloadables. Subscribe to immediately receive this valuable compilation of resources.

Watching the Wayward:
Psalms for Parents of Prodigals

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Writing by the Water

Wendy Gorton Hill's voice is rich and engaging. It is a healing balm for parents of prodigals. I wish my mother and father could have read Hill's poetry when I was a prodigal son.

Dr. Lyle W. Dorsett, Billy Graham Professor of Evangelism Emeritus, Samford University, and author of biographies of C. S. Lewis, E. M. Bounds, Dwight L. Moody, and Billy Sunday

Lovely... honest, Christ seeking, healing. The words dance.

Sarah Suzanne Noble, poet and author of I Cry Unto You, O Lord: Poems of Lament

The poems are very relatable, beautifully varied,  and paired with the scripture progression... are filled with hope and sympathy. The images struck a chord!

Karen Pommier, job coach for Safe Harbor in Hickory, NC, helping women escape addiction and abuse


Published Articles

Smoke Signals in the Purple Haze


The War Cry Online

Book Review - Redeeming Your Time

Notebook and Pen

Salvation Army National Women's Ministries

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