Sea Changes: Author craft, stories and genre

Many authors I’m privileged to call friends write beautiful stories within a single genre. Words flow and tales spin depicting sci-fi romance, fantasy, suspense or crime, or sizzling paranormal romance full of dragons and shifters. I wrote five of the latter, and it’s a fun genre.

One, Two, Three, Four, Five!

But it’s not my true voice, and that’s interesting to me. I hear my voice in those books, but they feel one step removed from the truth. To be frank, I’m not sure I’ve written the book yet that is pure me. In the pipeline is “To Walk in the World“, a book that still grabs my gut after the (I stopped counting, but 20th seems reasonable) edit.

So I’m evolving my craft, and revving up my voice. Still to come are a trio of campy, free wheeling, humorous fantasy books, a gorgeous short story I’ll be offering as a freebie to my newsletter subscribers (If you aren’t one, please sign up) and a new literary fiction I just started that I’m loving to see what’s next.

Sometimes waves come in it different directions, and smash together. That’s me and my genres in a nutshell.

To Walk in the World is available here and here.

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Published by Winnie Winkle

Winnie Winkle is a fabulous Central Florida broad who swills bourbon, likes dogs and cats, and practices yoga, but not with any degree of grace. Supporting live local music is a pretty big deal to Winnie, so if you pass a gravestone that admonishes, 'Go see the band and hit the tip jar', it's probably hers. But, since she's not dead yet, she'll keep penning fun stuff to rock your reading chair A 30 plus year Florida resident, she splits her time between Daytona Beach Shores and the Mount Dora areas. She prefers writing beach-side as much as she can because, if we’re baring our souls here, the ocean is a mighty muse and one can only expect so much from coffee. Winnie is most active on Facebook, so come say hello!

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