Amie Irene Winters


As an environmental conservationist, AMIE IRENE WINTERS has had a lot of unique experiences—from participating in archaeological digs and camping solo in the Rocky Mountains, to designing natural history museum exhibits—but writing fiction has always been her passion. She's the author of Strange Luck and The Nightmare Birds, and is currently working on the next book in the Strange Luck series. Visit to learn more about Amie and her books.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you get the idea to write Strange Luck?
I get a lot of good thinking done when I’m driving and have a note pad and pencil in my glove compartment to write down ideas. I drive by a cemetery nearly every day, which often makes me think about memories, regrets, life, and experiences. Having as many experiences as possible has been a personal goal of mine - don’t even get me started on my mile-long bucket list. One day, my mind wandered to the idea of collecting the most cherished memories possible and that’s when I got the idea for a story about just that. Strange Luck was a lot of fun to write because it allowed me the unique opportunity to explore how I feel about the mind, memories, and what it means to be a good human. Having discourse with my husband, who is a philosophy teacher, also helped me to think through a lot of these concepts. And, because I’m a huge fantasy fiction and magical realism fan, I decided to weave in lots of magical and supernatural elements, too.
Describe your desk
Shabby chic with plenty of trinkets, notepads, and snacks.
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The Nightmare Birds | Official YA Fantasy Book Teaser Trailer
Only those who possess wild eyes, an impulsive heart, and a wandering spirit hunt for the Theater of Secrets—and once they witness the darkest of magic, they don’t return. The Nightmare Birds:

Amie Irene Winters (and pug sidekick) Reveal Secrets of Strange Luck
Fortune-telling crickets, mysterious candy, and haunted antiques!? I had a blast sharing 10 things you didn't know about Strange Luck and received such awesome feedback that I decided to share a few more secrets and elaborate on some of the ones from my post. I hope you enjoy it. And check out Loki's debut!!! He's the best sidekick ever. :) ~Strange Luck:


Strange Luck (Book I)
Series: Strange Luck. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,590. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
Hidden deep in the forest, beneath mounds of forgotten memories, lies the secret world of the Nameless - a magical realm as beautiful as it is dangerous.

Amie Irene Winters' tag cloud

horror    magic    quirky adventure    series    supernatural    teen    witchcraft    witches and curses    wizards    worlds