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    "Is it real, brother?"
    "Aye, little one. It is very real! It is called winter, and the white stuff that falls is called snow. Come, reach out and touch it."
    If autumn marks the season of change, then the season of speculation begins with winter--a time to dream, a time to wonder. Winter Whimsy is a breathtaking collection of tales from eleven worlds; when the season brings both snow and otherworldly phenomena, eleven curious minds are called to explore the anomalies with wonder and awe.
    As the snow quietly blankets the earth, a meteor soars overhead and becomes the buzz of a small town. An ice fairy attack leads to an unexpected and bizarre truth. A nighttime drive down a snow-covered road leads to the discovery of mysterious, orb-like lights. An empathic painter slips further and further into an ethereal state in which her waking life and dreams become blurred.
    What does it all mean? What dangers lurk beneath all the whimsy and wonderment?
    A free-spirited girl creates a snow angel at dusk, soon learning her actions may have summoned an ancient evil. A peculiar basket arrives at the doorstep of a mountain ogress. A witch-apprentice and her mentor trek deep into a forest rumored to hold a host of disturbed spirits. A young elf takes his frail brother to see his first snowfall despite his father's warnings about the dangers of the land.
    An orphan train, a Yuletide blizzard, and phantasmagoria: in this collection of speculative fiction tales, the strange and new abound.

    About the Author

    The journey from first draft to published novel can be difficult, complex, and lonely. It can oftentimes feel like crossing an ocean in a sailboat. D Tinker Editing provides authors with a compass and map by which to navigate their unique literary journeys. D Tinker Editing was formed by Dorothy Tinker with a love of language and a keen eye for details. Dorothy is an explorer of worlds (both this one and others) and an "editor of all trades." She helps authors steer their projects on course with a mind for their full story maps while keeping the plot sails trimmed with a precision and attention to detail she honed in university studying mathematics. D Tinker Editing works with individual authors and small presses to refine their stories and make them shine. Dorothy is the copyediting and formatting force behind Inklings Publishing and recent HWG Press anthologies, and she is the Managing Editor of Balance of Seven literary alliance and publishing house.