Wendy received the honor of a lifetime on January 18, 2004, when Wilmington College, located in New Castle, Delaware, presented her with an honorary Doctor of Arts and Letters degree at their winter graduation ceremonies. Dr. Lawton is only the eighth recipient of the honor at the private institution. The college president, Dr. Audrey Doberstein presented her with the traditional hood and tam along with a beautiful hand-lettered resolution that was read at graduation. It read, in part, “Whereas: Wendy Lawton, children’s author, has encouraged thousands of young readers to love reading and has positively influenced their lives by creating real life role models in her Daughters of the Faith books…”
Besides working with dolls and books, Wendy loves to garden. Before she moved from her last garden, she counted over 200 rose bushes. She enjoys cooking and entertaining as well.
Wendy has been married more than 35 years to her best friend, Keith. They are parents to three adult children — Rebecca, who is 29 years old; Patrick, who’s 23; and Rae Lynn who is almost 21 years old.