Entertainingly original...inventive mashup of mythology & chess. —Kirkus Reviews 2023
Victoria Winifred wrote her first novel, “The Princess, the Knight, and the Lost God: A Chess Story,” to fill the gap in chess fiction. Officially launched on National Chess Day, October 8, 2022, this middle-grade mythological fantasy quickly received critical acclaim from professionals in the chess and literary world, won several first-place awards in juvenile fiction and fantasy, and continues to collect positive reviews (over 200) on Amazon.
"Murray the Cat: First Adventures" was Victoria's second book. Her new series for ages 7-9, "Cozy Chess Club Mysteries," began releasing in the fall of 2023 with more planned for 2024. Ms. Winifred is now scheduling school visits and speaking engagements. Please feel free to contact her through this site to schedule an appointment!
Many thanks to the midsouth chapter of the Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators and the Author's Guild of Tennessee. Without their guidance and the "writerly" friends I have made along the way, the road to finishing my novel and subsequent books would have been insurmountable.
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NOW BOOKING AUTHOR VISITS TO SCHOOLS/CAMPS/CLUBS & MORE
I offer a lively presentation of my author's journey (connecting to the learning standards) plus options for writing workshops, professional development, motivational speeches and more. .
My Fairs/Festivals Coming Up:
2/24/24 Rose Glen Sevierville,
TN Book Festival
3/23/24 STAR Book Event
Lenoir City, TN
4/27/24 Elementary School Fair
5/4/24 Bloom's BBQ
6/1/24 Moo Fest,
6/15/24 Lavender Festival
Oak Ridge, TN
6/22/24 Maryville Summer
on Broadway, Maryv
8/10/24 Dog Daze Festival
9/5/24 Clinch River