About Tom

It has been said in the Winton family that the day Tom was born a ferocious blizzard bore down on New York City. And that while in labor, his mother–her head down alongside his father–forged her way through near-blinding white snow to a Queens subway station where the two boarded a train to a Manhattan hospital. It has also been said that the doctor who later that day delivered Tom had to smack him on the behind three times before he’d cry.

At the only PTA meeting his parents ever attended, his third grade teacher told them, “Tommy can do anything he wants to. But he must be pushed.” But Tommy didn’t like to be pushed. And some things never change. He has always been a free spirit–doing what he wanted, when he wanted. As a result of his adventuresome nature, he’s lived a life of erratic twists and turns. And that is what today gives him a bottomless well of experiences to draw from when he sits down to write novels.

Winton has done everything from pounding spikes on a rowdy railroad gang in the Colorado Rockies to driving a taxicab in some of New York City’s most dangerous neighborhoods. He’s also been a Manhattan sales executive, a ditch digger/pipe installer in Florida, a house painter on Long Island, a go-for in Maine, an entrepreneur and a host of other things. Along with his wife and their Jack Russell Terrier, Ginger, he now lives a more toned down life somewhere in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Listed several times as one of Amazon’s top 100 “Most Popular Authors” in both Mystery/Suspense/Thrillers and Literary Fiction, all of Tom Winton’s full-length novels have been bestsellers.

Comments ( 3 )

  1. / ReplyJohn Woodward
    Just read beyond Nostalgia. What a terrific read!!! Growing up on Long Island in the 60s, I'd been to Jahn's Ice Cream Parlor (did you ever have The Kitchen Sink?), countless Mets games and quite a few of those Irish bars you wrote about. Great job Tom - Can't wait to read "The Last American Martyr". Regards, John Woodward
  2. / Replysecurity
    You could certainly see your expertise in the work you write. The world hopes for more passionate writers such as you who aren't afraid to say how they believe. At all times go after your heart.
  3. / ReplyBarbara Boldt
    Beyond Nostalgia was my first book that I read by Tom Winton and I couldn't put it down. It brought back so many memories of me growing up in the area on Patterson, NJ and then moving to Florida for college and my career. So many places that you wrote about were places that I have been and enjoyed. Jahn's Ice Cream place, Ft.Lauderdale and the Elbow Room, Highlands NC area where we spend out summers and part of fall, and so many memories of what it was like growing up in the late 50's through the early 70's. I can't wait to read the other books you have written. Keep up the great work!

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