FLORENCE WITKOP, STORYTELLER
Florence’s stories begin as simple tales of contemporary life, often in small towns or the wilderness she knows so well. Where they go from there is what makes them special. There is always the strong sense of place that brands them as eco-fiction. Sometimes they cross genres and contain paranormal, sci/fi, or fantasy elements. There is usually a romance and characters her readers like and would enjoy having as friends.
Most of all, there is a story because what Florence does best is tell stories. Well plotted stories that carry the characters towards a logical conclusion that always includes a happy ending. Stories that shine light on the human condition while they celebrate the world we live in. Stories that her readers relate to and remember long after the reading is over.
She writes about people who are as normal as apple pie (most of them, anyway) who unexpectedly find themselves in the middle of situations ranging from the heartwarming through the difficult and all the way to the horrendous. But Florence’s characters choose to act instead of running away. In the process, they survive, thrive, overcome whatever obstacles large or small are thrown in front of them, and while they are at it, they find time to fall in love.
Florence was born in the city and has lived in the suburbs, small towns, the country and the wilderness, where she still lives with her husband and a cowardly cat named Smoke.
At various times in her career she’s been a confession writer, a copywriter, a ghost writer and an editor. She writes short stories, novellas and novels. Her work has been categorized as romance, science-fiction, fantasy, mainstream and eco-fiction, to name a few genres that it fits beautifully into.
Where to find Florence Witkop online
The Tree Thing
A descendant of Ceres, goddess of the harvest, was dumped a year ago by her fiance. Bad idea, be careful around a goddess! Now he wants to reconcile but nothing is simple where goddesses are concerned. Or is it?
Two people bring a wounded dire-wolf pup from another dimension to our world to be healed,But they can't return her to her world and soon discover that they must save the world from the wolf pup and save the wolf pup from the world. They have only one thing in their favor. The wolf pup is psychic. It shares a mind link with one of them. That'll make the difference. Or will it?
Write Fiction Like A Pro
Fifty plus tips and tricks of writing fiction that were learned over the years through trial and error and from other writers, workshops, books and classes. This book allows you to skip the years it normally takes to learn this yourself. Then put it on your closest shelf because you will refer to it time and time again.
The River Boy
Short YA fantasy romance about a girl who falls in love with the prince of a river.
The Goldfish Pond
(4.00 from 1 review)
Short fantasy story about a boy who disappears while sailing across a goldfish pond on an old barn door.
Down From the Mountain
Free short sci-fi dystopian story first published in The Talking Stick about a group of people about to executed because, though they've done nothing wrong, they are carriers of a fatal flu.
Why Birds Fly
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
One page Creation-type short story telling how birds learned to fly that's written in a style similar to Native American storytelling.
A storm isolates two people in the wilderness beside a lake that legend says is home to a spirit. It also destroys the beaver dam that created the lake. Hiking out to civilization and safety means the lake will drain and the spirit will die... if there really is a spirit. This story has the strong sense of place found in all of Florence's eco-fiction
A rogue puma threatens a high-end wilderness horse training facility and the only person capable of ending the threat is the new hire, a former Army Ranger sharpshooter. And the only way he can save both horses and people is by putting the entire place in lockdown. If you like eco-fiction with a strong sense of place and a lot of realistic action, this is the book for you.
When Dreams Do Come True
What if you had a dream so real you couldn't ignore it? A dream of a lost child you alone could save? And what if everyone around you would laugh if you acknowledged your dream? What would you do? What should you do? This novelette by veteran romance writer Florence Witkop tells what happens when one woman has that dream and makes a choice that changes her entire life.
The Eye of The Universe
(4.00 from 1 review)
The world will end unless two lovers agree to be separated for eternity. This quick read of a little less than 7,000 words by veteran romance writer Florence Witkop deals with what happens when one of those lovers learns the terms... and refuses to abide by them.
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