My new book.
Cover for Barkley’s Great Escape
Wanda Wyont
Wanda Wyont, children’s author. Check out my profile on Linkedin.


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Barkley (order from this site to request a signed and inscribed copy)

This is the Home Page. 

Barkley, a friendly yellow lab, escapes from the backyard and sets out on a grand adventure. But when a casual dip in a neighbor’s swimming pool nearly leads to a drowning, Barkley learns a very important lesson. According to the CDC, every day about ten people die from unintentional drowning with children between the ages of 1 and 4 having the highest drowning rates. Barkley’s Great Escape (Ambassador International; March 2015; $14.99, hardcover) offers parents and educators a way to open and expand the important conversation of water safety with young readers.

My book was written by one of his adventures.
Barkley at the beach

Just like a child might feel, Barkley is enticed by the nice, cool water in his neighbor’s swimming pool. At first he enjoyed splashing in the water, but soon he realized it was deep and he was in trouble. Eventually his barks for help were heard and Barkley was rescued, but I want children to know the dangers of swimming without supervision. This is such an important lesson for parents to cover and Barkley helps introduce it in a fun, but memorable way. The book is based on a true story.



Welcome and thanks for visiting my website. My name is Wanda Wyont. I am an educator with many diverse experiences. My resume includes child care, teacher assistant, college instructor, and some administrative positions. I’ve written articles, grants, and professional papers.

My experiences include many presentations on the subject of early childhood education, college persistence and retention, and accreditation. These presentations have taken me to many venues across the country.

I’ve developed and written curriculum on varied topics, too. Recently, I wrote a parenting curriculum. Although I have not gotten the material published, I’ve taught the class four times to at-risk parents. It has been very rewarding!

My favorite writing has been the two children’s books that I’ve written. I love to go out to schools and child care centers and share my stories. I have a power point presentation on the writing process for teachers. It includes my notes and the early sketches for my books.

The black bar above includes all the pages in white font. You can click on the individual words to go to a page. Also, I have linked the pages.


Under the Home page button, a  sub-page is titled, Book Author Shares Journey. I have included some personal and professional information. In addition, I have a link for my Vita.

I love sharing my books.
Wanda at a school.

Buy My Books

The Book Information button includes two sub-pages that are my book titles,  Sunbeam and Barkley’s Great Escape.  These pages share more detail about the stories and provide teaching strategies.  I am happy to autograph a purchased book and personalize it. Please send me your order information and include the child’s name.

Read my Posts

The Blog button is a page of my posts. I hope that you will write me. It is fun to get to know you and I will try to respond.

Visit Your School or Child Care Center

The Presentation button opens a page that provides information on school and child care center book talks or author visits. I have included suggestions for success. If you are interested in scheduling me, there are more specific details under Presentation Details.

Order A Book or Arrange a Visit

The Contact button will take you to the page to order a book or to request a school visit.

The above link will take you to a document that provides the skills that a child gleans from books.

I hope you spend some time checking out all of my pages.

Wanda Wyont

21 thoughts on “Home”

  1. It’s a pity youu don’t have a donate button! I’d most certainly donate to this superb
    blog! I guess for now i’ll settle for bookmarking and adding
    your RSS feed to my Google account. I look forward to fresh updates and will talk about
    this blog with my Facebook group. Chat soon!

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    1. I am visiting my website. I try to get online everyday, but I sometimes get caught up in other things and stay disconnected. What about you? Are you online everyday.

  2. Its like you read my mind! You appear to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book
    in it or something. I think that you could do with a few pics to drive the message home
    a bit, but other than that, this is wonderful blog.
    A fantastic read. I’ll certainly be back.

    1. Thank you. I appreciate the tip about more pictures. I plan to take pictures as I go out and share my book.

    1. Thank you very much. I am just getting started writing my blogs. My background is early childhood. I hope that I can provide some good information to parents and teachers. Again, thank you for the sweet compliant. (You may want to remind your family that the web is now a great source for information).

  3. Wanda,
    I cannot wait to purchase your new children’s book. It sounds like I can use it as a teaching tool for my grandson. Very proud and happy you are able to see your passion for writing and children come to fruition. God bless.

  4. I just shared you on facebook and twitter…awesome website Wanda very proud of all your hard work
    This is what you have done..
    Find your passion and you will never work a day in your Life

  5. Thank you for your kind words. Yes. I would start your own blog. I like Word Press. It has been easy for me to set-up.
    Wanda Wyont

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