Winona Kent is a Vancouver author who has had three 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 can be downloaded as an e-book from Amazon Kindle.
Winona's latest novel, Cold Play (a somewhat romantic adventure with thrillerish overtones), takes place aboard a cruise ship in Alaska, and is also available as an e-book or paperback from Amazon..
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.
PERSISTENCE OF MEMORY
When a freak lightning strike and a rogue computer virus send her back to 1825, Charlie discovers she must persuade a reluctant Sarah Foster to marry Duran, or two centuries of descendants - including herself - will never be.
Unhappily, Louis Duran turns out to be a despicable French count who spends his days attempting to invent the first flushing toilet in Hampshire, when he’s not busy impregnating - and dismissing - a succession of unfortunate housemaids.
As Charlie struggles to influence the impossible - even she’s convinced Duran’s an utter wanker - she falls head over heels in love with Duran's groom, Mr. Deeley. But the course of true love doesn’t run smoothly, especially when Mr. Deeley is falsely accused of setting fire to the local inn - a hanging offence - and Charlie contracts an illness which is curable in her own time, but fatal in 1825.
Combining the language, humour and manners of Jane Austen’s era with charming characters and colourful storytelling, Persistence of Memory is a mystery, a love story and a novel about accidental time travel.
Staying true to all that is Austen, our heroine does her best to encourage the happiness of those who surround her. But will she be able to mend a matrimonial wrong...restore the Village Green to its rightful owner...and, most particularly, conclude the tale in the company of the gentleman with whom she was always meant to be...?
You may acquaint yourself with the answers, gentle reader, here, within Persistence of Memory.
COLD PLAY NEWS
Cold Play featured as Book of the Month at Lover of Scribbling Words (September 2012)
Please read this excellent interview with Winona about Cold Play on the LL Book Review website!
Please also read this excellent review of Cold Play on the Cruise Bruise website!
Cold Play Virtual CruiseAre you reading Cold Play? Sailaway on a virtual 7-day voyage to Alaska for cool background information about the novel!
Join the Star Sapphire as she cruises from Vancouver to Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay and Ketchikan.
Captain's Secretary Sally Jones gives you an insider's glimpse into life aboard the cruise ship...plus What's on Board, Deck Plans, Quizzes, Drinks of the Day, Dinner Menus, Cool Activities and lots and lots of pictures!
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Forget The Love Boat. It's now. It's Alaska. And ship's entertainer Jason Davey hates that theme song.
After the death of his makeup artist wife, musician Jason runs away to sea, joining the much adored, soon-to-be-retired Star Sapphire.
Follow the arrow to read Chapters 1 and 2....
It's 1991... two years after the fall of the Berlin Wall... and the spyworld is facing a radical shakeup.
So, what do a pirate radio station, a long lost diary, a suspected double agent and the sudden death of Britain's best loved breakfast show DJ have to do with the London Underground and mysterious soundwaves underneath the Fitzroy Theatre?
Now available on Amazon Kindle.Follow the arrow to read Chapters 1 and 2...
Spies in the family.
It all starts with a mysterious Russian woman with rainbow colored spiked hair and granny boots. She thrusts a cheap toy robot into the hands of an unsuspecting student and runs off into the crowd on the university mall.
Available through Amazon.Follow the arrow to read Chapters 1 and 2...