Victoria Winifred is an award-winning writer of children’s books. Her first novel, “The Princess, the Knight, and the Lost God: A Chess Story” received first prize for Children’s Fiction in the 2022 American Writing Awards, among other honors. Ms. Winifred was a classroom teacher for 16 years, including a decade in New York City public schools, where her classroom was a frequent workshop site for the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University. She is an active member of the Author’s Guild of Tennessee and SCBWI Midsouth. For 2023, she plans to publish a volume of her mother’s poetry, an early reader book about a special cat, and two more chess fiction books for children, including a sequel to her first novel. Born in Brooklyn, Ms. Winifred now lives in beautiful East Tennessee with her husband and cat.