hello! i’m winter.

πŸ‘‹πŸ» Writer in Ireland on the cusp of Gen X and Millennial.

✍🏻 Genre-wandering fiction inspired by city streets and stormy seas, scars and synchronicity, synesthesia and l’appel du vide.

writing, reading and coffee

πŸ“š I’m passionate about telling stories with unconventional styles, experimental structures and memorable character voices. I love studying the craft of writing fiction, and absorbing art and entertainment media that inspires and challenges me, as I explore the possibilities of an ever-evolving creative process.

🌈 I write a lot of LGBT+ characters so it feels relevant to say that I’m an LGBT+ character too. I know that might not matter to my readers, but it matters to me and it impacts my creative perspective as well as my perspective on life in general.

β˜• This site is the only place where you can find my books as they aren’t distributed through any mainstream self-publishing platforms. If you enjoy what I write and would like to support me as a creator walking an unconventional path, I have an online tip jar on Ko-fi where you can do that with a one-off tip (like buying me a coffee) or a monthly contribution. Tips can also be sent directly via PayPal or Stripe.

online stuff and things

πŸ“ Excerpts from works in progress, community vibes and writing-related stuff lives on Tumblr

πŸ“Έ If you want to see some non-writing life fragments, those are on Instagram and TikTok

πŸ’Œ You can reach me by email at winterandwords@gmail.com

books

🌊 NOVEMBER BREAKS

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.

A novel, complete
Read or download it HERE

πŸ’€ FIVE

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

A collection, complete
Read or download it HERE

πŸŒƒ BRIDGE FROM ASHES

Corruption and cruelty pulse through the veins of an opulent metropolis, where every side is the wrong side and progress is fuelled by exploitation.

Too useful for prison and too dangerous for freedom, underworld assassin Rafael Turner is sentenced to service with a secretive military 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, how much is Rafe willing to risk to settle old scores and have a chance at a future he’d given up hoping for?

A novel, in progress
Find out more HERE