Wanda DeHaven Pyle
Dr. Wanda Pyle is an educational leader with over 37 years of experience as a teacher and administrator. She received her Bachelor of Science in Education from the Kansas State Teachers College in Emporia, Kansas, her Masters in Education from Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas and her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California.
She grew up in the Flint Hills of Kansas and her recollections of life on the prairie have influenced her writing. “All across the country the landscape is dotted with abandoned farmsteads and buildings whose walls are filled with stories of heartache and happiness,” she says. This connection with the past has inspired her writing.
She lives in Claremont, California with her husband and authors a blog entitled “School Marms and Cowboys” where she reflects on the insights gleaned through her writing. She is currently at work on her next book.
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Kansas’ tallgrass prairie provides a vivid setting for Windborne, a new novel by Wanda DeHaven Pyle. The author draws heavily on her childhood experiences growing up in the Flint Hills to chronicle a story of three generations of women who triumph over heartache, poverty, and abuse to pursue the dream of a better life. Eventually, each woman must recognize her hidden strength and power and find the courage to be true to herself. Through their example, these women guide each succeeding generation through life and provide a blueprint for making the important decisions that help them find happiness in life.
Skillfully creating compassionate characters with a range of emotions, Windborne is a novel unique in style and scope. Set against a historical backdrop of major economic and cultural changes of the past century, it is an elegantly timeless tale about the nature of love, loss and awakening.
Published 2013, 224 pages