ABOUT THE AUTHOR KURT WINANS
Raised in the suburbs of Southern California, Kurt Winans spent his childhood and teenage years listening to vivid stories about the traveling adventures of his parents and older brothers. Throughout that time Kurt was also lucky enough to enjoy his summer and winter vacations at what would become his future home of Lake Tahoe Nevada. He became enamored with the great outdoors, as he and the rest of the family would explore the various surrounding mountains and lakes during the summer, while taking to the ski slopes in the winter. As a result of those early indoctrinations, Kurt has loved the pastime of discovering new places and listening to good story telling ever since.
Within the course of his high school years, Kurt wrote articles for the school newspaper before embarking on his university experience while majoring in journalism. After eighteen months along that path, Kurt spent a semester backpacking through Europe on a few dollars a day just as many in his age group had done. The multiple cultures, history, art, and languages throughout the continent made a lasting impression on him, which fueled his desire to explore even more of what was out there. Kurt subsequently left university life behind him and began a few different careers that enabled him to live in and discover what various regions of the United States had to offer. Unable to escape the allure of his writing or storytelling, Kurt quickly began to develop journals of his adventures. Those scribblings provided him with an excellent foundation for future reference, and once he began writing them, he never stopped.
During his employment tour of America, Kurt met his future wife Cathy and introduced her to places within North America that she had only read about. He eventually returned to the same university of a distant yesteryear to earn a degree of personal gratification, and shortly after completion he and Cathy began to travel again. As they did so, she encouraged Kurt to pursue his passion of writing by putting some of his and their past traveling adventures into book form. Following the sage advice, Kurt soon developed three books which contained a series of short stories with a common thread. Not wanting to stop there, he began to broaden his scope into a new genre and subsequently released a science fiction trilogy. After completing that set of books, Kurt created another trilogy saga by delving into the genre of political action thrillers. Sprinkled with humor and lacking excessive foul language, each of Kurt’s books, including his most recent work which was released in August 2023, are suitable for most age groups while taking the reader on adventurous journeys.