K. Wendy Popp

K Wendy Popp's pastels and drawings have been used to illustrate publications internationally for over two decades, and her artwork is held in private collections and galleries throughout the United States. Her previous books include Sister Anne's Hands by Marybeth Lorbiecki and One Candle by Eve Bunting.  Ms. Popp lives and works in upstate New York with her husband, Bill, and two children, Zoe and Wynn.

Books by this Author

Where the Sunrise Begins is an inspiration tale from New York Times best-selling author Doug Wood.
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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

K.  Wendy Popp
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Find work with good purpose and create with passion.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I would love to meet Sacajawea and I wouldn't say much, I'd let her do all the talking.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. The ability to make people laugh.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Anyone who has navigated previously unchartered territory

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Among passionate, creative people on the coast of Patagonia or Madagscar.

Author Voices

April 29, 2010

In October of 09, my son found a huge, beautiful bright green caterpillar. It was the longest and thickest caterpillar I have ever seen. He had 'rescued' it from some over zealous leaf blowers in a park nearby. With the help of the internet, we identified the caterpillar as a polymephus moth. We then put it in a container with some gauze and a maple leaf which is what we determined this type of caterpillar eats and waited to show it to his father, only to find that in a few short hours it had begun to spin itself a cocoon in the leaf we provided. We had only planned to show it to his father and then let it go! When we researched further, a site that... see more