Wendy Thomas Russell is a the author of Relax, It's Just God: How and Why to Talk to Your Kids About Religion When You're Not Religious. A former newspaper reporter, Wendy hosts the blog Natural Wonderers for the Patheos faith network; writes an online parenting column for the PBS NewsHour; and is the co-founder of an independent publishing company called Brown Paper Press.


The Book


Relax, It's Just God: How and Why to Talk to Your Kids About Religion When You're Not Religious was released in March 2015 — four years after Russell began a blog of the same name. Reviewers, readers and even some celebrities have said some insanely nice things about the book, and she is exceptionally grateful to each and every one of them. 

The Business

In 2014, Russell founded a small publishing house with fellow author Jennifer M. Volland. The mission of Brown Paper Press is to engage readers on topics of contemporary culture through quality writing and thoughtful design. For more information on the press, head over to Brown Paper Press or visit them on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

The Blog(s)

Russell began blogging under the name Relax, It's Just God right here on this website in 2011. She has since moved that blog — and its archives — to Patheos.com, where she now hosts Natural Wonderers. In addition, she has a more personal blog here at WTR.com, where she posts things about her book, her writing, her company — and, occasionally, her life.