Hello! I’m Winter.

Genre-wandering writer in Ireland. On the cusp of gen x and millennial. Navigating the apocalypse with creative abandon.

My stories are inspired by city streets and stormy seas, scars and synchronicity, synesthesia and lโ€™appel du vide.

my approach to independent publishing

๐Ÿ“š The mainstream self-publishing industry doesn’t align with my creative values, so I’m much happier focusing my time and energy on writing stories and connecting with communities of writers and readers than trying to fit into a box that isn’t the right shape for me.

๐Ÿ’ป Instead of selling my books for an up-front payment, I offer them as completely free downloads right here with the option for readers to send me a tip if they would like to and can afford to.

โ˜• If you enjoy my books, my daily microfiction on Twitter, or my work-in-progress excerpts, updates, and writing community encouragement on Tumblr, my Ko-fi page is the perfect place to offer support with a one-off tip or monthly contribution.

๐Ÿ’• I know my approach is unusual in a world of hustle, grind, and aggressive marketing, so I adore you for being here and for supporting an independent author walking an unconventional path.

a novel

No conscience, no problem. Noah kills for money. Brett hides a life of crime behind a successful career. Officially, they both protect people from people like themselves. Unofficially, everything is falling apart. Until they meet. And it all gets worse.

Download free HERE

a short fiction collection

A collection of science fiction, experimental, urban fantasy, and horror stories exploring themes of loss, transition, and altered states.

Download free HERE

a novel in progress

Too useful to waste on prison, underworld assassin Rafael Turner is sentenced to service with a shady government agency. When a mission to infiltrate a criminal operation drags his past to the surface and someone he thought he’d lost forever unexpectedly returns, Rafe has a chance at a future heโ€™d given up hoping for. But how much is he willing to risk to make it a reality?

Find out more HERE

social media

๐Ÿ’œ Twitter for daily microfiction, photos and bitesize bits and pieces
๐Ÿ’œ Tumblr for work-in-progress excerpts and writing community vibes
๐Ÿ’œ Instagram for photography (my other creative passion)
๐Ÿ’œ TikTok for ephemeral life fragments and cat videos
๐Ÿ’œ Pinterest for aesthetic inspiration and visual references for writing projects


๐Ÿ“ฉ If you’d like to get in touch with me, you can do that at winterandwords@gmail.com

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