In 1998 I started writing my first novel. I hadn’t a clue what I was doing, just started straight in, longhand in one of the sort of notebooks that have flowered covers and cream-coloured paper. 10 years, a second and now most of third, mystery novel written, multiple short stories, writing courses, writing weekend retreats, contests entered and agents queried, and my first book was published in 2009. It’s that first novel, spell-checked, converted to American English, and rewritten to remove the stilted language of the first-time author trying too hard. Murderous Roots was published by Write Words Inc. See it at http://www/writewordsinc. and Amazon.com, in paper and e-book.
The Facepainter Murders, published in 2010 and 2011(paper), available as above, is book two in my Dangerous Journeys series.
I blog about the writing process, my personal views of the news, and my other interests. These include reading, gardening, travel, genealogy, bird-watching, and photography. Follow my blog at http://ginny200.c0m or my website http://www.virginiawinters.ca