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Wendy Isdell

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Occupation  Author
Name  Wendy Isdell
Role  Author

Born  March 30, 1975 (age 40) (1975-03-30) Richmond, Virginia
Website  Wendy Isdell Official Website
Books  Gebra Named Al, The chemy called Al, Using a Gebra Named Al, Using the Chemy Called Al

Wendy Diane Isdell (born March 30, 1975) is an American author and artist. She is best known for her young adult works, which incorporate science and math into fiction. Her most popular novel, A Gebra Named Al, was first published in 1993.



Isdell dedicated much of her early life to writing. Her first notable publishing credit came at age nine, through articles in the Haydon Elementary School newsletter (the first ever by a student). Seven years later, she signed a contract for her first novel, A Gebra Named Al, with Free Spirit Publishing in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The sequel was published two years later.

Isdell was also a pioneer of the internet, having developed websites as early as November 1994. (However, the Internet Archive project has records for her original website dating back only to 1999, the older records presumably having been lost.) She was a contributor for early versions of, experimenting with javascript and css to create a rudimentary shopping cart as early as 1999.


Isdell graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1997 from Hofstra University with a B.A. in Creative Arts, then Summa Cum Laude from Mary Washington University in 2004 with an M.A. in General Studies. She went on to obtain a Doctorate of Divinity and Ph.D. in Religion.


Isdell currently lives in Virginia, and is openly gay. For health reasons, she rarely ventures out.


Wendy Isdell Wikipedia

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