I live and write in Grosse Pointe, Michigan and I like to explore the different ways that humans – and sometimes animals and insects – live and work together.
I especially enjoy creating characters who make their dreams come true through ingenuity, grit, and determination. Readers of my novel, Queen Bee, will be delighted to learn that it is the first in a trilogy that will follow the adventures of Manuka, a determined young honeybee, and her friends.
Sometimes people ask me about my influences. Like any writer, I’ve been influenced by everything I’ve read from the time I was a small child up until the present. However, for Queen Bee, I was influenced by a stories that depict heroes who must face tremendous obstacles to achieve their goals and who transform as a result of their journey. Good examples are The Hobbit, Watership Down and Wind in the Willows.
In my stories, my hope is to provide my readers with a singular adventure that immerses them in another world and with characters with whom they can identify, who have big problems and must reach deep within themselves to overcome both internal an external obstacles.
I figure, if you’re going to sit down to read my book, it should be entertaining, meaningful and fun – and it’s my job to deliver that experience!
Because Queen Bee is written in such a visual manner, I’m delighted to share that the story is being considered as an animated film or TV series. Recently, I joined Bespoke Film Group in partnership to bring Queen Bee to the big screen (or the little screen) in a way that will delight and entertain in the visual arts as much as it does on the page.
Because no one can accomplish a dream alone, I am incredibly thankful to my friend and manager, Jeremy Tick, who is a true believer in big dreams and whimsical stories of all kinds.
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Supporting the Writing Community
There are so many ways that writers can support one another. Here is a short list of the different ways I try to give back to my community.
- Society of Children’s Book Writers – Michigan Chapter
- IMDB Pro
- Twitter – A place for writers – Find me @WynterEM
- Facebook – Library and Writing Groups