Called "the Florence Nightingale of coffeehouse musicians", a "fan's fan" and "local folk angel", "Wendy V" has a rewarding history of encouragement to musicians and other creative types as a writer, self promotion consultant, coach and speaker. Her audiobook CD "Treasures In the Tip Jar: the Art of Awesome Fan Support", and her instructional e-book "Promoting and Marketing Your Musical Talent" offer practical, common sense tips for beginning and professional musicians and their fans.
Wendy's website at www.wendyv.com offers support and resources for both artists and fans, promotional tips and hints for fans on how to get radio airplay for their favorite artists. Wendy's other venture is Embrace Encouragement (www.embraceencouragement.com), where she encourages and inspires musicians and artists who want to take their gifts to higher levels and new audiences by being their "biggest fan" . She also writes a regular newsletter "Wendy V's Encouraging Words", focusing on ways to embrace encouragement in all forms. Last year, Wendy launched "Wendy V's Ponder Cast", a new podcast covering music, musicians, radio, faith and encouragement. Since moving to Nashville this year, Wendy began a new blog "Wendy V's Nashville Blend" to support and encourage singer/songwriters in Nashville and bring attention to their work.
Wendy has also been a strong supporter of the Christian/Southern Gospel music industry. She writes a monthly article series for SouthernGospelNews.com, about fan/artist relationships.
Wendy offers promotion services for musicians. She offers CD radio marketing, bio and press release writing, general artist assistance, website updating/management and consulting services for the beginning performing musician (or those at it for awhile seeking advice) on how to effectively communicate your music and your message and put yourself out there. See the artist assistance and promotion page at www.wendyv.com for more information.