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Dorothy A. Winsor is originally from Detroit but moved to Iowa in 1995. She still blinks when she sees a cornfield outside her living room window. For about a dozen years, she taught technical writing at Iowa State University and served as the editor of the Journal of Business and Technical Communication. Before that, she taught for ten years at GMI Engineering & Management Institute (now Kettering). She's won six national awards for outstanding research on the communication practices of engineers. She lives with her husband, who engineers tractors, and has one son, the person who first introduced her to the pleasure of reading fantasy. Finders Keepers, her first novel, was published in 2015.

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Published on October 29, 2017 07:29 • 45 views • Tags: writing-fantasy, writing-middle-grade, writing-ya, writing-young-adult
Average rating: 4.21 · 47 ratings · 15 reviews · 6 distinct worksSimilar authors
Finders Keepers

4.43 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2015 — 4 editions
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Writing Power: Communicatio...

3.50 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2003 — 3 editions
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Deep as a Tomb

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Winterturn

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Writing Like an Engineer: A...

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Good Hunting

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This traditional fantasy has an engaging central character who unexpectedly inherits a throne. He’s betrayed at every turn, falls into some extremely painful situations, and grows stronger and wiser as a consequence. I was caught up in it and read av ...more
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This was science fiction with political overtones, a common situation in the genre which often explores social issues. The story is set on a prison planet. Some people in this world have a mutation that gives them special powers, and genetic engineer ...more
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This is a timely and well-written book. By page 25, Starr, the African-American central character, witnesses a police officer shoot the driver of a car in which she's riding. Starr's voice is strong and authentic. One of the most impressive things ab ...more
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This is a book about fairies meddling with an Irish girl who can see them when no one else can. Not your cute, fluttery Tinkerbell type fairies, but menacing, primitive creatures you wouldn't want to meet in a dark alley. The story is told from sever ...more
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I actually bought this in hard cover at my local B&N because a friend recommended it. I'm so glad I did. It's a highly entertaining YA novel set in the early 19th century with the POV character and his best friend (and sister and tutor, sadly for ...more
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My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand
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MY LADY JANE, an alternate history of Jane Grey, that is an entertaining read partly because it has a lot of layers. There's the history, yes, and a fantasy element (some people can turn into animals), but there's also wonderful voice from the narrat ...more
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