After moving to Ft Lauderdale, Florida, Wanda established and directed the Adult Literacy Ministry of First Baptist Church of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Serving for over ten years, she was involved in teacher training and student evaluation and placement as well as curriculum development. Her love for literature inspired her to begin writing, and in 2010 published her first book on Lulu, "Down the Chicken Foot Road". She has since written "Truffle, One Special Bunny", "Beneath the Orange and Mango Trees" and "The Mystery of the Lost Colony: the Untold Story of Survival". She has won several awards, including 2012 BIS Visitor's Choice Award, 2012 World Poetry Movement Editor's Choice Award, and Methodist University Distinguished Alumni 2012 Award.