This post contains serious spoilers for all ten books. Links take you to pages on the Wynter Wild Wiki, which is also full of spoilers. I started the Wynter Wild series with five characters in mind – the three Fairn boys, the two sisters – along with a few adults in their sphere. As theirContinue reading “Family Entanglements (SPOILERS GALORE)”
How do you name ten books in a series? When I started writing the Wynter Wild books, a stream-of-consciousness half-million words covering several years of her life and written out of order, I knew early on that it would be a long series. So the necessity of naming the books in some sort of coherentContinue reading “Naming a Ten-Book Series”
It’s not really a spoiler to say that in the forthcoming and final book of the Wynter Wild series (The Beat Goes On), Xay Morant is going to launch his singing career. He’s a rockstar through and through (or will be, he hopes!) – and I’ve put together this playlist to give you an ideaContinue reading “Xay’s Playlist”
Introducing the Wynter Wild Wiki! This project was suggested to me by a friend and reader who is helping write and administrate it, and appeals to my natural inclination to keep things orderly. Take a look around! This is a community project – anyone can edit or add pages after reading the “Guidelines” – which areContinue reading “Wynter Wild Wiki is live”
The fifth book in the Wynter Wild series, Distortion, is out now in paperback! In this book, Wynter puts together her first all-girl (well, not quite) band. While she’d love to be playing just about every song with the amp turned to 11 to maximize distortion, the Mail Order Chicks play mostly 80s and 90sContinue reading “New Release: Distortion (Wynter Wild Book 5) in paperback”
Little Sister Song on Wattpad has just hit 150,000 reads since I started publishing it in December 2018 – beyond my wildest expectations! I’ll be posting a few blogs to celebrate. I don’t often listen to music while writing (especially not songs with lyrics) but when I’m plotting, or playing out scenes in my headContinue reading “Wynter Wild Inspiration playlist”
I’ve updated the digital composite picture I made of Wynter’s home on Tiger Mountain. This one adds the garage and improves the driveway. On the left is the concrete area used as a basketball court. The goat pen, veggie patches, and “Wynter’s garden” with the stone wall are hidden by the main house.
As well as making the Tiger Mountain home in The Sims 3, I also made Caleb’s house in Seattle – the house where Wynter shows up on the doorstep one cold January afternoon. This one was a lot simpler to build, and currently my Sims family is living there.
Lego houses are my first love, but my second love is Sims houses! I used to satisfy my house-building fetish with the Sims years ago because all my childhood Lego was at my parents’ place. Recently I purchased The Sims 3, which I was told is more versatile for building than the latest Sims 4,Continue reading “Wynter Wild is a Sim!”
The youngest brother in the Fairn family is Xay, and today I’m looking at his personality type according to the Myers-Briggs definition. The other characters are explored here: Jesse Wynter Caleb Indio We haven’t gotten to know Xay too well yet, but he has some distinctive characterstics that set him apart from his brothers. (NoteContinue reading “Xay: Personality Type”