Wendy Chorot, New Polo Correspondent

Local Author Wendy Chorot now Polo Correspondent

Our new Polo correspondent, Wendy Chorot, is the published author of two Christian books, with contracts for three more. She writes under the penname Emma Broch Stuart and joins us here to talk about her books.

In her non-fiction, Broken Umbrellas, Wendy shares her passion for seeing women and men released from bondage and healed from relational wounds. When asked what inspired the title Broken Umbrellas, she responds, “At my precious grandson’s funeral, I spotted a broken blue umbrella flapping in the winter wind. The woman holding it was oblivious to the snow falling on her. When she moved her broken umbrella to offer protection to the man beside her, my heart was overwhelmed with the symbolism of humanity doing the same thing—“protecting” (or loving, serving, relating) in spite of our brokenness.”

Her second book just released a few weeks ago and is the first children’s book in The Keeper Series. The Windkeeper is a Christmas story about the four winds of heaven. Both The Windkeeper and Broken Umbrellas are available on Amazon but will also be featured at her booth during the craft and vendor fair in Polo on December 5.

Wendy credits a lot of who she is today on her experiences living in Europe. “There’s something about getting out of your comfort zone,” she says, “that forces you to relate differently, engage in the world around you differently. And most importantly, see beyond yourself.”

She has dipped her toes in the Mediterranean, hiked mountains in the French Alps, and made a complete fool of herself butchering the French language. “I have been misunderstood, ignored, and lost in big cities. But I have also been kissed on the cheek by complete strangers, given free bus rides when I didn’t have exact change, served delicious cuisine, and blessed with knowing Christ at a deeper level. My daughter was born there, my first grandchild buried there, and I’ve collected more than a decade of memories—both good and bad.” Wendy says living in a foreign country shows a person just how strong they really are.

Wendy is also a copy editor and acquisitions editor for the Christian publisher, WhiteFire Publishing. She has passed her love of writing to her daughter, Ysée, who is a 7th grader in Polo middle school.

“I have such a love for people,” Wendy says, “so it’s truly a blessing to be Polo’s correspondent for The Caldwell County News.”

The Caldwell County News

101 South Davis
P.O. Box 218
Hamilton, MO 64644
Phone: 816-583-2116

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