​As a Northern California native, born and raised on the American River in Sacramento, I began my writing career in the Silicon Valley chronicling technology trends and innovations for newspapers, magazines, and Fortune 50 companies, as well as writing travel-related articles, including my experience as a performance artist wearing my novel on a bodysuit at Burning Man in the Black Rock Desert and a visit to a dude ranch run solely by women.  A fanatical enthusiasm for California history led me on a three-year research project to discover women’s contributions in building the West, and more specifically women and sexuality on the frontier of the California gold strike days.  The result is my debut novel—Prospects of a Woman.  I also worked as a disc jockey, a lifeguard, and a ski instructor.  My publications include the San Francisco Chronicle, The Marin Independent Journal, Hunger Mountain, Numero Cinq, and Outdoor Magazine.  I hold an  M.F.A. in Fiction from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and a B.A. Journalism from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and currently live in the Bay Area with my husband, two boys, and Tibetan terrier. Connect with me at wendy@voorsanger.net.



She is California.


As curator of SHE IS CALIFORNIAI share the history of women in California. The website features extraordinary women who helped build California, and explains the historical roots behind the women in California today.  



A Selection of Published Works.


"Shifting in California," 1st place, short story contest in the Fault Zone Literary Magazine, Published by the California Writer's Club. 


"Searching for a Literary Burning Man," Numero Cinq Literary Magazine


"What It's Like Living Here," Numero Cinq Literary Magazine


"Women in California Wrote the Book On "Leaning In," Women's eNews


















​​​Wendy Voorsanger

Me.