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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.

I blog about writing and reading YA and MG

For suggestions on good books to read and ways to improve your writing, go to:

http://dawinsor.com

I always post on the second and fourth Mondays of each month, with some bonus posts in between if I have something to say.

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Published on October 29, 2017 07:29 Tags: writing-fantasy, writing-middle-grade, writing-ya, writing-young-adult
Average rating: 4.27 · 73 ratings · 24 reviews · 9 distinct worksSimilar authors
Finders Keepers

4.41 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 2015 — 4 editions
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The Wind Reader

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Writing Power: Communicatio...

3.55 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2003 — 3 editions
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Deep as a Tomb

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Writing Like an Engineer: A...

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Winterturn

4.17 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
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The Wind Reader

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Good Hunting

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This is a futuristic SF, mostly narrated by a pair of dogs who are part of a pack that’s been modified to be super cops. The dog point of view is charming. We get a lot smelling not only clues, but also emotions. There’s also a nice streak of humor ...more
The Wind Reader by Dorothy A. Winsor
"3,5 stars

Thank you to Dorothy A. Winsor for the review copy in exchange for an honest review. This does not change my opinion in anyway.

CW/TW Mentioned Hangings / Mentioned (Sexual Abuse) / Mentioned Domestic Abuse

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The Wind Reader by Dorothy A. Winsor
"If you like scrappy street kids caught in political intrigue, with a smidge of magic (the prophetic wind reading of the title) you'll enjoy this. It didn't wow me, but it's a fine book; I'd say the audience is 10-14 year olds, so straddeling middl..." Read more of this review »
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"If you like YA Fantasy adventures with magic and possible assassins, you may enjoy this one.

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Space opera crossed with battle narrative. Neither of those genres is my usual reading but I saw this recommended on line and bought it without knowing what it was. I am so glad I did. It’s character driven, and is about friendship and loyalty as ...more
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Gone by Nightfall by Dee Garretson
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Well-researched YA historical set in 1917 Russia. Charlotte Mason watches revolution come to St. Petersburg, bringing danger to her and her family. Garretson does a good job of ratcheting up the tension as Charlotte sees violence and knows her family ...more
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This story is set in a dystopian future Australia in which most people live in literal darkness and light is reserved as a privilege for the powerful. That’s a great premise that serves as a subtle comment on our current ecological uncertainty. The ...more
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Android Chronicles by Lance Erlick
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I decided to read this after reading "Trial," though this story comes before "Trial" as part of the origin story of Synthia, the android. My favorite part of this tale is that it opens with her male creator fretting because the size of her brain ...more
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Tryout by Lance Erlick
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This novelette is part of an origin story of Synthia, the brilliantly named android. Her creator wants her to be human enough to love him, but the very human programming he gives her leads her to resist his orders to commit crimes. In his continued ...more
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