Dorothy A. Winsor is originally from Detroit but now lives in the Chicago area. In a previous life, she taught technical writing at Iowa State University and served as the editor of the Journal of Business and Technical Communication, but then she decided writing young adult fantasy was more fun.

The Wind Reader was published by Inspired Quill in fall 2018. Its sequels, The Wysman and The Trickster have followed, and in 2023, Glass Girl debuted. Her previous novels include Finders Keepers (2015) and Deep as a Tomb (2016).

She lives with her husband, who engineers tractors, and has one son, the person who first introduced her to the pleasure of reading fantasy.

New Book: Glass Girl

Winsor’s newest book, Glass Girl, released on May 6, 2023:

Seventeen-year-old Emlin is about to become a fully-fledged crafter of dragon-inspired stained glass. Then her mother is murdered following a mysterious, nighttime trip to the palace.

Dogged by a curious if charming scholar who can’t keep his nose out of her business, she questions anyone her mother saw in the days before her death, finds herself breaking dragon-given laws, and learns things about her mother that call into question whether she’ll ever become a glassmaker—assuming she lives long enough.

Most Recent Blog Post

Review of Henry Winkler’s Being Henry…The Fonz and Beyond. Part 15 of my project to read and review a book from each of the 15 categories Goodreads uses in its Best Book of the Year contest.

Where To Find My Books


3/31/24 The paperbacks of two my books are currently on discount at Amazon. The Wysman is priced at an unbelievable $3.84. The Trickster is $4.82.

Inspired Quill (UK small press that makes more money when you buy from them)

Barnes and Noble

Bookshop (alliance of independent bookstores)

Glass Girl
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