hello, fellow earthlings! welcome to the trekking mermaid. I’m w.ren, a writer and researcher from the northeastern coast of massachusetts, currently living in taipei, taiwan. i grew up a water girl, at home in the sea. drawn to horses, deer, and dogs, my child self was all about nature, artistic expression, empathy, and the power of words. now that i’m grown, i see how deeply our early inklings of who we are really run. as a writer for children and young adults, i keep that truth front and center and strive to speak to what moves us most in our early years–and stays with us long after. i keep most of my creative writing private these days, in production for books, but join me here for bits of what inspires me, as well as updates on my travels, dream work, and strivings to build a more just world. let’s rise!