Wendy Aron is an award-winning humorist (Society of Professional Journalists), television sitcom writer (Writers Guild of America, West), and comic playwright (McLaren Festival). Her writing has been published by the New York Times, Psychology Today, Newsweek, Pick the Brain, The Change Blog, IndieReader, and Elephant Journal, among many other print publications and websites. She is also the author of a comic memoir about depression, which was published by an award-winning independent press just prior to its bankruptcy announcement. Despite this career trajectory, Wendy's greatest satisfaction comes from working with young people who are motivated to write simply because they find it fun.
Wendy attended Brandeis University but fled in a clinical depression when she realized she wasn’t going to be able to get into an Ivy League law school. She completed her BA at Adelphi University, in Garden City, New York, majoring in political science, with a minor in doomed idealism. She also spent some time floating around the screenwriting program at the UCLA Graduate School of Motion Pictures/TV but fortunately escaped before they could manufacture another MFA forced to teach those primarily motivated to write for reasons other than the sheer joy of it (a.k.a. Oscars and Emmys).
In spite of her formal education, Wendy believes she has learned some important lessons about cultivating creativity: Talk to lot of different people from all walks of life, ask them a lot of questions, and listen to their answers very carefully. Then, try something new.
Wendy currently lives on Long Island, New York, where she enjoys jumping to conclusions and making sweeping generalizations with her husband and their three cats.