Michael Winston

Biography

Army brat. Served in US Navy as Radarman aboard U.S.S. Cromwell (DE-1014) from 1967-71. BA in Anthropology from Ithaca College; MSW from Syracuse University. Worked in VA clinic and then in U.S. Army psychiatric clinic in Germany for Dept. of Defense. Sailed boats in Caribbean and Mediterranean.
Historical fiction novels include the Jonathan Kinkaid nautical fiction series that follows an American naval officer during the Revolutionary War; the epic adventure "Sunset of the Iroquois," about Washington's invasion of the Indian lands of New York State in 1779; and the Sgt. Smith World War II trilogy that follows a squad of 1st Infantry Division soldiers to North Africa, Sicily, and then Europe, based on documented history as well as stories my father told me.
Also an artist; paintings and cover art can be seen at www.michaelwinston.org

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Books

The Lake War: Kinkaid with the Inland Fleet
Series: Jonathan Kinkaid, Book 6. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,970. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Colonial America, Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
This prequel takes us back to Kinkaid's first assignment as a Continental naval officer, when he is sent up to the New York woods to advise Arnold in the building and fighting of an inland fleet of gunboats to stop the British advance.
The Treasure Ship: Kinkaid and the Alliance
Series: Jonathan Kinkaid, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,110. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Colonial America, Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
In this fifth volume of the series, our intrepid captain is given command of America's premier warship, one of the finest ships ever produced during the Revolutionary War, the large and powerful 40-gun frigate Alliance, her mission to deliver 100,000 Spanish milled dollars from the Caribbean port of Havana, Cuba to the coffers of Congress.
Tidings of Victory: Kinkaid in Europe
Series: Jonathan Kinkaid, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,540. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Colonial America, Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
"Tidings of Victory: Kinkaid in Europe," is the fourth volume in the Jonathan Kinkaid nautical/historical fiction series, where our daring American Navy Captain and his seagoing patriots take the news of our great victory over the British at Saratoga to Benjamin Franklin in Paris.
Soldiers in the Sun: Sgt. Smith in the Campaign for Sicily
Series: Sgt. Smith World War II, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,490. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
In this second volume of the Sgt. Smith World War II trilogy, we find First Squad on the hot and rocky island of Sicily as the Allies plan to take and hold the island in order to better control shipping in the Mediterranean and as a jumping off point for the invasion of Italy. Based on fact and stories my father told me.
Baptism of Fire: Sgt. Smith in the North African Campaign
Series: Sgt. Smith World War II, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,520. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
This first volume in the Sgt. Smith WWII trilogy follows a squad of First Infantry Division soldiers to the Tunisian desert of North Africa in their first experience of war. As members of the "Big Red One," the most famous division in the American army, they do battle with Rommel's Africa Corps, as well as the 10th and 21st Panzer Divisions. Based on fact and stories my father told me.
Sunset of the Iroquois
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 192,420. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Colonial America
"Sunset of the Iroquois" is a gritty, character-driven, and historically accurate depiction of the Clinton-Sullivan campaign, the invasion of the Indian country and the largest military operation ever undertaken during the American Revolution, a true story told from both sides with famous figures and colorful personalities, with emphasis on young warrior and Iroquois way of life.
Hazardous Duty: Kinkaid with the Northern Fleet
Series: Jonathan Kinkaid, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,730. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Colonial America, Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
"Hazardous Duty: Kinkaid with the Northern Fleet" finds Kinkaid in command of the 18-gun sloop of war, Ranger, tasked with scouting duties for the Continental Fleet in this third volume of the Jonathan Kinkaid Series. Braving not only the foul and frigid weather of northern waters, Kinkaid must contend with an inexperienced crew, a badly leaking ship, and personality clashes among senior officers.
Uprising: Kinkaid in the West Indies
Series: Jonathan Kinkaid, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 118,510. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Colonial America, Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
In "Uprising: Kinkaid in the West Indies" Kinkaid is given command of his own ship, Swift, of sixteen guns. His assignment is threefold: to deliver a diplomat to the Dutch free port of St. Eustatia in the Caribbean, to assist a major of marines with a mysterious assignment and to investigate any pirate activity in the West Indies.
Independent Action: Kinkaid in the North Atlantic
Series: Jonathan Kinkaid, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 114,130. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Colonial America, Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
Independent Action: Kinkaid in the North Atlantic, Volume 1 of the Jonathan Kinkaid series, introduces our hero as he serves as First Lieutenant aboard the American frigate Randolph of 32 guns, tasked with orders to undertake "independent action" in the frigid waters of the North Atlantic against a mighty British convoy. An exciting, old-fashioned, high seas adventure.

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