Wendy’s writing skills have come in handy in all aspects of her life. She has written copy for a number of websites. She created and edited The Pickleweed Press, the Ballona Wetlands Foundation’s Newsletter. She was asked to write a chapter in a text book for Harvard University, titled Facilitating Watershed Management, (by Robert France, Rowman and LIttlefield Publishers).
For three years Wendy anonymously wrote a very popular monthly column in El Calendario titled Encounters of An Underground Milkmaid, in English and translated into Spanish. She published a book Genuine People of Interest, Todos Santos, a compilation of many of those interviews. The printed Edition is still sold at El Tecolate Libros and Hotel California Emporium, but is now also available digitally as an ebook. Since she has lived in Baja California, her restaurant reviews, local escapes, and other articles have been published in Mexico Living Guide, Destino Magazine, and The Gringo Gazette.
Wendy created, edited, and published a glossy quarterly magazine, Building In Baja, Solid Advice From The Trenches, focused on Architecture, Design, Red Flag Issues to watch out for, Mistakes to Avoid, and anything she felt was relevent to share with people who were migrating to the Baja to build a new life. No longer available in print, the magazines are availabe to download at BuildinginBaja. It has now evolved into the digital Newsletter, Baja Tips Weekly, Solid Advice and Tips With A Twist.
Renowned Dharma teacher, Dr. Robert K. Hall and Wendy tackle some of life’s biggest questions in her articles, Conversations With Robert Hall. The latest ones can be read at BuildinginBaja under menu Item Dharma, and a couple of past ones are available to read here
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GENUINE PEOPLE OF INTEREST, TODOS SANTOS
Now Available Digitally For Immediate Download!
Published in 2007, Genuine People of Interest is a compilation of interviews by Wendy Rains, as the Underground Milkmaid, that took place between 2004 and 2007, with folks who were born and raised in Todos Santos. It was her way of learning more about the lives of the everyday people she encountered in her adopted home.
Of course, since the book was published, a few of the town’s elder citizens in the book have passed, which makes these interviews that much more treasured and appreciated, having recorded the live of these special people for posterity.
The book is available in print in Todos Santos at Hotel California Emporium as well as at Tecolate Libros….but is now available for immediate download in PDF format for all who wish to read it from all over the world!
Read about what it’s like to be the town’s only cross-dressing palm tree trimmer, or how a mailman delivers mail in a town with no addresses. So many stories of times gone by…. Download your copy now! Available for purchase in US Dollars or Pesos CLICK HERE.