Some of Paula F (Pfeiffer) Winskye's earliest memories include making up new plots for her favorite cartoons and television programs.
At age 12 she became one of those horse-crazy girls. Within a short time, she began writing novels about girls and horses.
During the next 30 years, her subject matter changed somewhat. She wrote family saga novels and romances. But her characters remained horse enthusiasts.
Though she worked as a newspaper reporter and wrote articals for several magazines, she wrote novels for fun, never letting anyone read them. Finished manuscripts filled a box in her closet.
In 2000, her husband John asked why she didn't try to get something published. His encouragement provided the push she needed.
In 2003, after exploring the traditional publishing route, she self-published James Collins: Royal Entanglements.
(2nd Edition published in 2008 as Royal Entanglements
She has released at least a novel each year since. In 2012, she published her 10th and 11th novels.
An avid mystery reader, Winskye now concentrates on her Tony Wagner Mystery series, with the 5th scheduled for release in 2013. But, with the box of manuscripts in her closest, she still releases a romance from time-to-time.
Her first 2013 release, however, is something completely different---a middle grade novel about a girl and her horse. That's right, a rewrite of one of the novels she created as a teenager.
Gold Star Lee
was released in February.
Winskye travels thousands of miles promoting her books. She also enjoys encouraging budding authors and speaking to groups and students about writing.
Winskye and her husband live on a small farm in central North Dakota, not far from her hometown.
She likes gardening and working with her Tennessee Walking Horses.
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