Our Featured Author, Winchinchala

Her writing delivers many a "knock out punch." Readers say her books are "heartwarming," "erotic,", "thought-provoking," "insightful,"“engaging,” and more.

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SEXY SOLITARY SUICIDE, a Survivor's Guide to Help Keep Your Head out of the Oven
"How do you write a book about depression that isn’t too de-pressing? Author Winchinchala tackles this subject and elucidates how depressed people are often shunned by those closest to them and how difficult it is for those who reach out to them to under-stand and discuss this taboo. It’s depressing! "

"CITY INDIAN" is a coming-of-age story, like many, rife with familial dysfunction, booze, and lust. Set against the back drop of the 1950's, the character, Hebe is only four, the child of an "American Indian" father and a White mother. Interracial marriage is illegal in thirty-five of the forty-eight states, and discrimination and racially based bullying are legal and accepted practices. They wreaked havoc on families' and children's minds. Among her loving multi-racial family, she learns acceptance, but she goes into the world, to school and faces a society, which labels and judges others. In following her through the next seven years in the pre-Civil rights 50's, northeast Native American myths are told. Additionally, Winchinchala has peppered with the almost extinct language, Wampanoag. At its heart, City Indian is the tale of an ordinary girl who is, in a way, every child searching for identity. She is tossed from residence to residence. All she wants to do is go back home, though she never really had one. Beautifully Illustrated, by the author.

THE LIFE & LOVES OF MARINER JACKIE VIK, a paranormal historical novel with a secret Jackie Vik is an unusual linear narrative with a plot twist. Jackie is a Merchant Mariner, and an involuntarily charismatic ladies' man who hopes to find the same deep love that exists between his parents, “a love that is more than a love.” They are first-generation Norwegian immigrants, a carpenter, artisan and musician and his wife who make their lives in New York in a house full of friends and music. The story is one of love and loss and the strength of human spirit follows them from Jackie’s birth through WWII and the early 50’s. It has a surprising ending which leaves readers either sad or glad for him.

ONLY HUMAN SHORT STORIES deals with relationships but not those of romance, lust or heartbreak. They focus on attraction and the need for affection, which according to many psychiatrists are more motivational in pairings than sex. They are what drive us to put up with significant others who: leave the top off the toothpaste, snore like drunken water buffaloes or keep guessing out loud what is going to happen next in a film. At a young age, our hormones encourage us to begin our quest for this magnificent specimen of humanity, who is also certain to possess whatever we consider good looks, thoughtfulness and the ability to make us laugh. Usually, we take our sweet time in playing the mating game. However it also happens that we can be separated from them, physically by circumstance or mentally by having grown apart or getting divorced if we were married. Maybe we never found anyone. What happens then? Does our need override our careful considerations for “the right one,” and cause us to be less moral or discriminating? Do we give up? Do we turn to a complete stranger, a friend or become lost in fantasy? Winchinchala’s ONLY HUMAN SHORT STORIES are sad, thought provoking and full of light-hearted people from many walks of life.

Songs of the 40's era sung by Crooner Frank Tabata Available on CD (100% of profits are donated to Doctors Without Borders. Click on his name to go to music.)
For many years, Winchinchala taught at Boston University, Tufts University and Berklee College of Music where she was the multi-cultural artist in Residence. Work, study and life have taken her to two dozen countries around the world. However, she loves the contrasts of New England which she often calls home, though she tries to get back to Paris, Stockholm or Amsterdam when she can.