J.L. Winters thrives in the world of mystery and the unknown. She loves to write dark, tortured heroes and the smart, capable women who bring them to light. Sometimes you’ll find a bookish heroine and a little magic thrown in – but always with good friends, memorable characters, and a dash of romance. 

With a love of writing developed at an early age, Ms. Winters also publishes the Write Magic blog, and dreams of starting her own indie publishing company one day.

She is a native of Minnesota, but has also lived in Hawaii and Southern California. When she’s not working on her next novel, she loves to read, travel, hang at the beach, and drink wine with her girlfriends. She craves deep, intellectual conversations and exploring diverse perspectives because of both the knowledge and the insights they bring. Currently she lives with her son and their two rescue kitties in Minnesota.