Welcome to those who read and love books, especially middle-grade and young adult fiction.
My second novel, Deep as a Tomb, is a young adult fantasy was released by Loose Leaves Publishing in October of 2016. In it, a king's son and a would-be traitor's daughter are thrown together in the same household. He's on a quest to avenge his murdered bodyguard. She's trying to protect her land and the people she loves.
Cover blurbs for DEEP AS A TOMB
"Winsor is a meticulous writer who expertly balances intelligence and delight." --Saladin Ahmed, author of THRONE OF THE CRESCENT MOON, Finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, Gemell, and British Fantasy Awards.
"This story is all heart. Dorothy Winsor's DEEP AS A TOMB is a poignant coming of age adventure that explores the bonds of friendship, the demands of family, and the responsibilities of heritage and community. I couldn't stop reading." --Amy Bai, author of YA fantasy SWORD.
My first novel, the middle-grade Finders Keepers (2015), told the story of 12-year-old Cade. When the world begins to crumble, Cade is forced into a desperate decision: He can admit he's a Finder and steal heart stones from people who'd destroy him, or he can let his family vanish.
I'm a former college professor who used to spend all day studying the communication practices of engineers. I found that writing MG and YA fantasy is more fun.
More stuff I've written:
Guest blog on Unleashing Readers on invoking the gods in a secondary world fantasy. Can you cuss by saying "hell"? Only if the culture believes in a fiery afterlife.
Guest blog on Middle Grade Ninja about how calendar scares come about when we try to turn chronology into plot.
Interview on Project Mayhem with lots of talk about writing fanfiction.
Guest blog post on Unleashing Readers: "Why Read (and Write) Fantasy"
Interview on Word Spelunking
Interview on Blonde Bookie