Audrey Wick

Writer. Professor. Traveler.

About

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Celebrating the diverse and unique state in which I was raised, I write Texas-set fiction. My current full-lengths include two contemporary women’s fiction titles from Tule Publishing and three south/west Texas coming-of-age novels on submission.

In addition to writing, I have been a full-time professor of English at Blinn College in Texas since 2003. I have had articles published in such magazines as Writer’s Digest, Southern Writers, Texas Town & City, The Daily Yonder, Mature Years, and Motherly.

My work has also appeared in The Chicago Tribune, The Orlando SentinelThe Houston Chronicle, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and The Huntsville Item newspapers and various academic journals such as South Texas Studies,  Vending Machine Press, The Dead Mule School of Southern LiteratureBurnt Pine , and The International Journal of the Book. My narrative essay “The Siren Call of the Bingo Hall” is part of Course Reader: Rhetorical Modes and The Norton Mix, two college freshman writing textbooks available, respectively, by Cengage Learning and W. W. Norton.

Ghostwriting projects include a newspaper medical column for a University of Texas Medical Branch rural training track clinic and articles on travel, fashion, and finance for a popular women’s blog. The Engaging Minds, Turnitin, and Destination Go blogs carry my work. Professionally, I have authored college writing and teaching curriculum for Bedford/St. Martin’s and Wadsworth/Cengage, with my most notable work being research training videos in Questia, the world’s largest online library, and the TeamUP on-demand Faculty Professional Development Portal.

I have also been a frequent presenter and keynote speaker at English composition and technology conferences.

Coming-of-Age Books

In this set of contemporary novels, readers follow high school characters coming of age in south/west Texas towns. Each novel offers a slice-of-life view into the lives of teenagers on the cusp of maturing, through first jobs and first loves, all while they learn to navigate a world of cultural tension along the Texas/Mexico border.

complete: 60,000+ words

Safe is a Home follows Tye, whose void of a mysteriously absent father drives bad choices until a new girl-next-door helps him learn how to break the false maxim of “blood binds.”

complete: 57,000+ words

Sweet is the Calm is Lyndon’s summer of love story, one where his impromptu heroics land a job on the dairy farm owned by the father of his long-time crush.

complete: 57,000+ words

Swift is the Night (alt. title Blown) tests Cooper’s resolve and Marissa’s strength when a secret and a late night accident threaten to affect more than just their budding relationship.

Women's Fiction

Texas Sisters, Book One
Release Date: April 12, 2018

Finding True North

Life in a small town has always suited Paige Fredrick. She loves going to work near the courthouse square and riding her bike nearly anywhere she chooses. But after her divorce, she can hear her neighbors’ whispers and the gossip mill churning.

Everett Mullins has worries of his own as he finds himself back in his hometown, providing temporary care to his ailing mother while trying to run their family farm. A chance meeting reunites him with Paige, his crush from high school. But when he discovers her little white lie, he questions what they’ve started building.

As Paige makes a new life, can she find direction with Everett? Or has too much damage already been done to navigate a romantic relationship built on a lie?

 

 

 

Texas Sisters, Book Two
Release Date: July 26, 2018

Coming Home

College professor Mallory Fredrick loves her job in a city that feels like home, but after a student attacks her on social media, she loses her peace of mind and confidence. When her college offers a sabbatical, she jumps at the chance to escape to her hometown in Texas.

Entrepreneur Alec O’Donnell specializes in helping people in crisis. He’s built his company and career on packing up lives as people start over. It’s just business until he meets Mallory. Something about the beautiful and fragile woman who still manages to hold on to her sense of humor affects him. As feelings develop, he realizes he’s not ready for her to move out of his life.

Can Mallory find peace, or will a second setback keep her from coming home for good?

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Destinations

Just as my characters explore the world around them, readers can too. Consider planning your own trip to Texas using the resources of our Texas Tourism Office. A free Texas Travel Guide is a great way to get started.

Traveling is part of my life’s journey. Here are photos from some of my recent international trips . . . nineteen countries, four continents . . . and counting!

Contact

I am represented by:

Barbara Collins Rosenberg

The Rosenberg Group