Starcat’s Write Stuff

Starcat’s Write Stuff

Hey there! So glad you’ve found Starcat’s Write Stuff. We’re here to explore the art & craft of writing a book, whether or not you’ve ever done it before, in a way that’s fun and accessible. Whether you long to write your first book, you’re already a published author, or you just want to find some fun new books to read, you’re welcome here.

Friday, August 30, 2019: Winter Fox

I’m delighted to kick off the series with an excellent author and a longtime friend, Winter Fox. As a reader, I’m enjoying Winter’s fun and thought-provoking Grace Coffin series of books. Winter has a lot of valuable advice for writers around finding your “big why,” fitting writing into a busy schedule, getting useful reader feedback, and the tricky prospect of writing about the small town where you live.

Find Winter Fox and his books online at Winter Fox Books or on Amazon or Facebook.

More about Winter Fox: Winter is an Aquarian Fire Horse, born in 1966. At age ten, he built a bed on stilts so he could have a reading nook underneath. There, he spent many a night up past bedtime, reading the works of Robert E. Howard, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Ursula LeGuin, and Marion Zimmer Bradley. Winter studied literature at Colgate University and took a January course on novel writing, but it wasn’t until twenty five years later that he returned to his desk to pen another novel.

In 2018, he was inspired to write the three “Grace Coffin” novels, moved by the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings. In March of 2019, he enrolled in Mark Dawson’s ‘Self Publishing Formula’ class and has spent the rest of the year building a publishing platform. He just released the third Grace Coffin novel on Amazon, and now has over 500 mailing list subscribers.

Winter has worked over the years as a gardener, cook, flute maker, stilt walker, carpenter, painter, and stone mason. He hopes to ‘retire’ as a writer and publisher and has another series of books to edit for publication next year.