Wendy T Russell

Wendy T Russell

Wendy Thomas Russell left newspapers after an award-winning career in journalism that spanned more than a decade and took her out to California from her native Missouri. As luck would have it, she stumbled into the surprisingly fascinating realm of secular parenting. Relax, It's Only God, her revolutionary blog, provided a serious and often amusing glimpse inside her personal life as she handled the more difficult aspects of religion with her young daughter. Her no-nonsense but sympathetic approach to religion, which she details in her book, has been lauded as a breath of fresh air for progressive parents who want to raise well-informed, open-minded children who feel free to make their own decisions about what to believe. Russell is a co-founder of Brown Paper Press, an independent book publisher, and writes a parenting column for PBS NewsHour online.