Hello! I’m Winter.

Genre-wandering writer and chaotic bisexual mess. On the cusp of gen x and millennial. Navigating the apocalypse with creative abandon.

You can find me and my writing online on Tumblr and Twitter, and you can reach me by email at winterandwords@gmail.com

my approach to writing and sharing books

💕 I’m passionate about telling stories with unconventional styles, experimental structures and memorable character voices. My work is inspired by city streets and stormy seas, scars and synchronicity, synesthesia and l’appel du vide.

📖 I write dark, emotionally intense novels about queer disaster-people who collide against a backdrop of moral bankruptcy and surf the downward spiral hand in bloodstained hand. It mostly ends well for them though, because I get pretty attached to them and apparently readers do too.

✍🏻 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.

📚 The mainstream self-publishing industry and business of selling books don’t align with how I want to focus my time and energy. Since writing isn’t my job, I choose not to engage with those systems (and you wouldn’t believe the sigh of relief that happened when I realised I could just…not)

☕ Instead of selling my books, 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. If you enjoy my books, my Ko-fi page is the perfect place to offer support with a one-off tip or monthly contribution.

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 he’d given up hoping for. But how much is he willing to risk to make it a reality?

Find out more HERE

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