Originally written as a healing exercise, Beyond the Present is a personal and touching memoir that is sure to connect with those who read it.

"First and foremost you have done a great job capturing your memories and committing them to paper. (This is not an easy feat.) Even though this is a personal narative, you have written it in a way that many will enjoy. Your narrative voice is very familiar and friendly and helps the reader to get involved with your work. It is obvious that you have done your homework and put much thought and preparation into your writing." Manuscript Review Team

endy Layne was born in Midland, Texas in 1967. She was one of 11 children. She has enjoyed writing from an early age and began writing poetry in her pre-teen years, keeping journals throughout her life. Wendy Layne is also an artist and although she works with various mediums she has a passion for watercolors. She is a computer enthusiast and loves all things electronic. She can’t seem to have enough computers and has used all of them as yet another avenue to explore her creativity with website design, graphic design and audio and video creation. Wendy Layne is a big fan of the internet; Not only exploring but creating websites, blogs, e-commerce sites, and interacting in online virtual worlds. She loves all types of dancing and is currently enjoying learning ballroom dancing. Wendy is also an avid martial artist with experience in Chun Kuk Do, but describes the most fulfilling of all things that she loves as being a wife and mother and spending time with her family.