Danica Winters is a bestselling author who is known for writing award-winning books that grip readers with their ability to drive emotion through suspense and often a touch of magic. When she’s not working, she can be found in the wilds of Montana testing her patience while she tries to understand the allure of various crafts (quilting, pottery and painting are not her thing). She always believes the cup is neither half full nor half empty, but it better be filled with wine.
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What inspires you to write?
I love to entertain my readers. Nothing thrills me more than to hear someone tell me how much they have enjoyed my books. I create works of fiction that are dark, edgy, and driven forward by the motivations and goals of my characters.
Tell us about your writing process.
I am a mom first and an author second. I’m the crazy lady who sits in the car while waiting for kids and always has a computer planted in her lap. I have written more in my car while waiting for practices to be over than I probably have in my office. 🙂
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I think I’m like most Fiction authors in that I let my characters run with the story. I do work off proposals I send to my publisher, but I cringe when I send them the final books as they are often far different than I had originally intended. Those darn characters always seem to have minds of their own.
What advice would you give other writers?
To be thick-skinned. Everything in writing is fleeting: the rejection, the triumph, and the fame. Even more simply, humility is the key to becoming successful.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I knew from the moment I began writing I wanted to publish with traditional houses. The market is dramatically shifting and changing authors available options in publication. I love the publishers I have worked with to-date and do not regret forgoing my option of self-publication. I think traditional publishers are constantly pushing their authors to make them better. There are authors who become stagnant in their art, but I feel to be effective as an author you need to be constantly learning not only about your craft but also about your community.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think that the big six are always going to be key players, but we may need to consider calling them the ‘big seven’ with the ever-growing presence of Amazon as the juggernaut in the new wave of publishing.
What do you use?
What genres do you write?
Romance, Paranormal Romance, Romantic Suspense, Mystery,
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print