Long Summer at Home

Since I’m housebound like the rest of the country, and unable to make my usual summer treks to see friends and attend various conferences, I thought I would wistfully talk about my summer plans. Fortunately, my home state of Montana is one of the nicest places in the world to spend the summer.  Mountains so… Read More

Snow and Ice in the Summer?

Yes, please give me more. At least that’s how I felt when I lived in the south! Several years ago when I lived in Texas, I was preparing to write a series set there, and it was hot, so hot. Ninety days or more of three digit temperatures. My mind went to Alaska—I really wanted… Read More

1 Writing in Harrowing Times

A gif of a Dumpster fire would be pretty fitting image for my life the last several months. Like many writers, I tried to wedge in writing time during a pandemic. Then several family emergencies and a medical procedure/recovery happened. Writing in hospital rooms is actually not to be recommended, LOL. It was a surreal… Read More

The exploration of the sense of self in Fractures

Our sense of self is based on the ways in which we think about ourselves, as well as the way we view ourselves, the traits that make us, us, and what beliefs and purpose we think we have in this world and life. Therefore, we can say our sense of self, who we are as… Read More

Write What You Know and Then Some

As a writer, I’ve always been intrigued by topics above my pay grade. The more complicated, the more I seem drawn to a subject. Which can be problematic 1) because of the amount of research required, and 2) because often editors and agents lament, “Don’t make the plot too complicated.” In my late twenties, I… Read More

Like a Kid in a Candy Store

As a traditionally published author, my publisher chooses when my books go on sale. As such, when they do, I’m excited for the opportunity. I just learned that my fourth romantic suspense, Buried Agendas goes on sale on all digital outlets May 1st through the 15 for  $.99! A substantial discount! What’s the book about?… Read More

My Favorite Places

Over the years, I’ve written a number of blogs about my favorite places.  I just discovered a new one so I thought I would tell you about it. I’ve never been a big fan of the desert.  I do love the Saguaro cactus, the red rock mountains, and some of the incredible vistas. But the… Read More

The Stealth Series by author Danica Winters

The one trope I really enjoy reading is the lone wolf, alpha hero. I have to admit that this is one of those type of characters that make my mouth water and when I was coming up with the ideas behind the Stealth Series, I knew I had to have not just one, but several… Read More

Story Ideas – Shadows at Dawn

I’ve always loved a good plot.  People ask me how I come up with ideas for my novels, but the truth is, I really don’t know. Sometimes the kernel of an idea grows out of a newspaper article or something I see on Facebook or just some old movie.  Most of the time, it’s so… Read More