R. Joseph Winters


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I am a child of the 50's and 60's, a young adult of the 70's, a thirty-something of the 80's, did the 90's in my forties, and now I am somewhat mature in the 21st century. Somewhat.
I have been writing short comedic pieces all my life, but after a life changing experience in 2007, I began writing longer pieces. I have two novellas right on the cusp of being SmashWords worthy, and I am finishing the first draft of a full length novel.
I read a lot of sci-fi and thrillers. I love history, mainly 20th century. I follow the news and current events. I am an avid listener of most types pf music and occasionally (rarely these days) play piano and guitar.

Smashwords Interview

Fave authors?
H.G. Wells, Kipling, Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Jules Verne, Edgar Allen Poe, Philip K. Dick. Harry Harrison, Fred Saberhagen, Margaret Atwood, WIlliam Gibson, Niel Stephenson, Aimee Bender, author of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, Larry Niven, Allen Furst, Thomas Perry, Robert Crais, Daniel Silva. WIll add more. There should be more female authors. I know I suck.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The adventure(s) that await(s) to be triggered by my curiosity. The good and comfy life I have been super fortunate enough to attain. Love, music, words, stories, my own and those penned by others. Our pets. And all the crap I know I have to take care of.
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Core Dump
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,410. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00 from 1 review)
A collection of short and micro fiction. Cynical, sarcastic, dark, light, horror, sweetness, romance, and major doses of silly. Some violence and adult language, no graphic sex.

R. Joseph Winters' tag cloud

horror    humor    romance    short fiction    silly   

Smashwords book reviews by R. Joseph Winters

  • Time Killer: A Short Story on April 19, 2015

    This is a fun ans smart short story. Thoughtful and original. I would like to see Ms. Casey turn it into a novella or novel.