Paula F. (Pfeiffer) Winskye began writing novels about girls & horses at age 12, while growing up near New Rockford, North Dakota.
She released her first novel in 2003 & in 2021 published her 22nd & 23rd.

Best known as a mystery writer, her first Tony Wagner novel, The Reverend Finds His Calling, reached #6 on Amazon for serial killer mysteries.
Winskye has also published a middle-grade novel,  romances, and family saga novels. She has finished a screenplay of The Reverend Finds His Calling.
Winskye & her husband John live near Snowflake, Arizona. When she is not writing, she is a Navajo County Sheriff’s Auxiliary Volunteer.

"Some of my earliest memories are of laying awake at night, thinking up new plots for my favorite cartoons or TV shows.
In 7th grade I became one of those horse crazy girls and began reading every horse story in the school library. Walter Farley was my favorite. So the first story I wrote was about a black Arabian race horse.
In college, I asked an English professor how to get published. He said that if he wanted to get published, he'd marry a publisher's daughter.
I gave up the dream of seeing my name on a book cover. But I didn't give up writing. My subject shifted to family saga or romance novels.

In 2000, I tucked another finished manuscript into the overflowing box in my closet and announced to John that I had completed another novel.
His response changed my life. "Why don't you try to get something published?"
I started rewriting a story about my favorite character, James Collins. For the first time, I wrote on a computer.
I bought a book on writing and began submitting query letters to small publishers. When I saw a commercial about Print On Demand (POD) publishing, I decided to quit waiting on publishers.
I released James Collins: Royal Entanglements in 2003, then James Collins: Cowboy Prince in 2004. I've since rewritten both, releasing 2nd editions under the titles Royal Entanglements and Cowboy Prince.
Many people enjoyed those first 2 books. But as my writing grew stronger through input from my writers group and The Writer magazine, I knew I could do better.
In 2008 & 2009, I released 2 novels through a traditional publisher. I've returned to POD publishing, preferring the control it gives me. My readers also wanted new stories faster than a traditional publisher could supply them.
In 2015, I joined the Sisters In Crime mystery writers organization and its Tucson chapter. The input and support have been great.”

Snowflake, Arizona