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Who: Hi, I’m Sydney Winward and I write paranormal and fantasy romance, with the occasional historical romance mixed in there. I am a mom to a 3-year-old boy and a 1-year-old girl, a baby on the way. I live with my kids and husband in Utah, and we’ve been married for 6 years.
Interests: I’m in that time in my life where I don’t do much besides take care of my young kids. But when I manage to find a spare moment here or there, I love reading, bike riding with the kids, and making fun things with Photoshop. I enjoy creating book covers, graphics, and more. Can you believe my brother who is 8 years younger than I am taught me most of what I know???
Other than that, I absolutely love animals. I’m one of those people who naturally attracts cats. Walking down the street? Cat. Sitting at home? Cat. On a bike ride in a random place? Cat. Also, I don’t own any cats.
Network: My writing critique group has been invaluable to my writing. Along with my awesomest husband ever, they have supported and encouraged me through the entire journey of writing and publishing. The friendships I have formed with other authors has also been a boon to my writing career. I enjoy making connections and friendships through our shared interests.
Desk: Desk? What desk? Haha, actually I write mostly using my laptop as I sit in bed. Occasionally, I will also write in the computer room while my husband plays videogames or codes on the computer next to mine. I’m a messy person, so the desk is usually cluttered with random objects from pens, to envelopes, to kids books, to candy wrappers. Yes, I have a major sweet tooth!
Outrageous Talent: Every once in a while, I will be struck with the desire to sew something. I’ve created costumes, dresses, skirts, baby sleep sacks, and more. But my favorite thing I’ve made was my daughter’s baby blessing dress. Someday, I hope to make a beautiful princess gown (yes, I’m a Disney nerd!). But maybe I’ll wait until the kids aren’t climbing all over my fabric and hiding my sewing pins.
Window-What’s outside yours: I have a BEAUTIFUL view of the mountains from my backyard. I live on a hill overlooking farmland, a golf course, and of course the mountains. Watching the sunrise coming over the mountains often takes my breath away.
A Peek inside
A Breath of Sunlight
Don’t show compassion for men. Never save a man’s life. And no matter what, never fall in love with someone you must ultimately kill. But some rules are meant to be broken, even if it means risking your life by betraying your valkyrie sisters.
The plan was simple—attack the Pits, kill the male slaves, save the women. But when Skaja runs into a fae man she can’t kill, she instead breaks all the rules to save him.
Prince Calle was sold into slavery by his jealous brother, and he would do anything to taste freedom again, even put his trust in a dangerous valkyrie. To protect his people and gain the throne, he and Skaja must trust each other. But neither of them expected trust to turn into something more, and the cost of love has a much steeper price than either of them anticipated.
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Sydney Winward is a fantasy and paranormal romance author who dabbles in the occasional historical fiction. She loves building complex worlds filled with magic, strong characters, and emotional stories that can make you laugh and cry.
Sydney is the author of The Bloodborn Series, and when she’s not writing, she’s reading, thinking about stories, or going on adventures with her children. She lives in Utah with her husband, two amazing kids, and one stubborn fish.
8/18/2021 10:36:51 am
Interesting post! I love the blurb--sounds like my kind of story. Best of luck with it!
8/18/2021 11:25:16 am
Great getting to know you better!
8/18/2021 01:24:21 pm
Loved getting to know you better, Sydney. I naturally attract cats, too! Wishing you all the best with your new release.
Anna Taylor Sweringen
8/19/2021 09:31:43 am
Thanks for the peek.
8/19/2021 11:11:03 am
The view from your window sounds lovely. I just returned from a trip to Alaska and the mountains are breathtaking. Your desk sounds like mine LOL!
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