About Wendy Dager

Award-winning writer Wendy Dager's career has spanned four decades. For the first 32 years of her vocation, she specialized in articles, advertorials and web copy. An expert researcher and interviewer, Wendy now focuses solely on recording handbag history.

A California native, Wendy Dager wrote feature articles and advertorials for the Ventura County Star newspaper's community, arts & living, real estate, automotive, entertainment, wedding, Readers' Choice, and Eldercare sections for nearly 20 years. Her biweekly family- and community-focused opinion column was popular among Ventura County Star readers. Wendy's articles and essays have appeared in the Los Angeles Daily News, Edible Ojai & Ventura County, The Arizona Republic, The Palm Beach Post, The Indiana Gazette, The Chicago Tribune, The Writer, Careers and the disAbled, I Love Cats, Hearing Loss, Byline, Antiques & Collecting, Writers Weekly, Wood Ranch News, Skin & Ink and other publications.

She has written advertorials, press releases, web copy and SEO copy for numerous companies including Ebates, Rakuten, ContentMarketing, Speedo/Authentic Fitness, American Suzuki, Vulcan Cal/Mat, All Around Landscape Supply, and S&S Seeds. 

Wendy's humorous mystery novel I Murdered the PTA was a top five finalist in Court TV's Search for the Next Great Crime Writer. I Murdered the PTA and its sequel I Murdered the Spelling Bee were published by Zumaya Publications and are available on Amazon. Her kitschy thriller Thrift Me Deadly was a top three finalist in the Fabri Literary Prize competition.

Known for her quirky sense of humor, Wendy has written and sold greeting card copy, and magnet, button and key chain slogans to social expression companies such as Ephemera Inc., Snafu Designs, Kalan, Rockshots, Plum Graphics and West Graphics. Wendy has written humorous flash animation scripts and song parodies for Flowgo, Madblast and Smilepop. She co-wrote the script Lumberjacks, part of a Telly Award-winning children's educational video series. Two of her how-to articles about writing appeared in the premiere writers' guide The Writers Handbook.

An avid vintage clothing and accessories collector, she is curator of the handbag museum The Vintage Purse Museum, an online-only exhibit of a massive real-life collection, privately housed in Tucson, Arizona. For her dual life as a freelance writer and vintage purse aficionado, Wendy was named one of America's Most Unique Characters in USA Network's Show Us Your Character competition.

Wendy's current pursuit is researching and documenting vintage handbag facts and bag makers' histories before they are lost to time.