Winona Kent has had four novels published and four screenplays optioned. Her breakthrough in short fiction came many years ago when she won First Prize in the Flare Magazine Fiction Contest with her short story about an all-night radio newsman, Tower of Power. Her spy novel Skywatcher was a finalist in the Seal Books First Novel Competition, and was published in 1989 by Seal in Canada, and Bantam in the US.
The sequel, The Cilla Rose Affair, was first published in 2001 and reprinted in 2011, and can be downloaded as an e-book from Amazon Kindle.
Winona's third novel, Cold Play (a thriller / romantic adventure), takes place aboard a cruise ship in Alaska, and is also available as an e-book or trade paperback from Amazon.
Her fourth novel, an accidental time travel / historical romance, Persistence of Memory, was published by Fable Press as an e-book and trade paperback in September 2013.
Winona has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia, and is a graduate of Vancouver Film School's program in Writing for Screen, TV and New Media.
Winona has been a freelance writer for assorted newspapers and magazines, a temporary secretary in London, a travel agent and the Managing Editor of a literary magazine (Prism international).
After a career that's included freelance articles, long and short fiction, screenplays and tv scripts, Winona has now returned to her first love, novels.
Writing is her passion.
A dual citizen (England and Canada), she currently lives in Vancouver and works as a Graduate Programs Assistant at the University of British Columbia.
Writing, historical research, anything to do with the London Underground!