About the Author

Angela Ruzicka received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Missouri in St. Louis. Wendy on Wheels came to Angela in a dream in January 2010, after a troubling conversation with her sister, Amanda.  Amanda, who uses a wheelchair full-time due to Spina Bifida, said that many young wheelchair users feel unmotivated.  After her dream, she knew she had to bring this unforgettable character to the world.  Angela visits many schools to read and entertain students with Wendy on Wheels’ universal message of acceptance and enjoying life.

About the Illustrator

Elizabeth Gearhart is an illustrator and cartoonist living in St. Charles, Missouri. She has worked with The Current, UM-St. Louis’s newspaper, doing article illustrations and a weekly comic strip called Sconeborough. She’s also contributed to the Side B comic anthology and won 1st place awards from the Missouri College Media Association in 2007 and 2009 for her editorial cartoons and comic strips. In addition to art, she also does photography as a hobby.  You can view more of Elizabeth’s work at http://silvertiger.lmfao.org.uk.