Former Wall Street Journal columnist, ghost writer and publisher of topical, provocative nonfiction; genres include business, investment, memoir, biography, narrative nonfiction, true crime, self-help, and motivational. I work on projects from concept through editorial development, branding, publishing, and marketing of books by and for thought leaders, professionals, entrepreneurs, experts, and executives with fresh ideas, contrarian points of view, or inspiring narratives. My areas of expertise include: Wall Street, business ethics, white collar crime, book publishing, writing, and China-history and culture. http://fosterwinans.brandyourself.com/
By Richard Valeriote
Alice Street recounts how Valeriote was born at the sunset of good times and the dawn of hard ones. His mother's fifteenth child, he grew up in an Italian Catholic family on a street full of proud families and a multitude of languages and backgrounds. From being packed into the local church, to working and borrowing his way through medical school at McGill while surviving several severe illnesses, to his very successful career as a doctor in California, his story is entwined with those of everyone from foundry workers to foreign ambassadors. A warm and informative look at the challenging journey made by so many, Alice Street is a testament to the strength and character needed to make it through tumultuous times. It was ghostwritten and produced by Foster Winans.
By George Brummell
Foster Winans edited Brummell's manuscript, helping him craft a random collection of memories into a page-turning memoir. This is the story of a black soldier's journey through Vietnam, blindness, and back. Unforgettably funny, risque, bittersweet, and inspiring, this is a story about growing up black in rural Maryland, joining the Army at age 17, and being posted to Korea, then Germany, and finally Vietnam in 1966, where the author was wounded and blinded by a landmine. He has learned to live with blindness and overcome life's obstacles with determination, humor, and humility. A touching, funny, sexy memoir about both the African American experience and learning to live on the other side of darkness.
By Anthony Box
Agent Box is story of Anthony Box’s journey from Chicago’s impoverished South Side to his career with the FBI. He was raised by a single mother and, at age 16, was shot while trying to catch a mugger. He survived and went on to attend the elite, historically black Morehouse College in Atlanta. He was a tank commander in the Army’s celebrated 1st Infantry Division, and then began a career as a forensic computer expert with the FBI, where he was one of only a handful of black special agents. Winans Kuenstler Publishing is ghostwriting and publishing Box's memoir, due for release in Fall 2011.
By Holly Fenelon
Starting in World War I, an American family would hang a gold star in their windows to honor a child killed in military service. The mothers of these children were known as Gold Star Mothers. In 1928, a group of 25 of these mothers met in Washington, DC, to establish the American Gold Star Mothers, Inc., to support grieving families and provide service to wounded soldiers and veterans. Their legacy of service is an important yet often unknown chapter in American history. Winans Kuenstler Publishing provided editing of a lengthy manuscript ten years in the making, assisting the author with vetting and clarifying material. The book was also laid out and designed by us in a limited print run collector's edition and produced in time for a launch at the 2010 American Gold Star Mothers conference.
By Nitesh Gor
The Dharma of Capitalism, by Dow Jones Dharma Stock Index co-creator and corporate consultant Nitesh Gor, lays out a decision-making process built on the premise that doing the right thing is more than a noble idea or a compliance issue--it's both practical and profitable. Ghostwriter Foster Winans took great care to simplify dharma and its principles to make them easy to understand for Western readers who may be unfamiliar with dharma. He also researched dozens of relevant and timely case studies and examples from the real world to illustrate how the complex concepts in this book can be applied to daily business life.
By Ronald R. Manarin
Author Roland Manarin: "Having my book ghostwritten and published by Winans Kuenstler Publishing has proven to be a powerful marketing tool in my business at a propitious time: my message was a call for a back-to-basics approach to wealth management just as Wall Street's excesses were coming to light.
"I've learned that writing a good book is more complex than it looks, and publishing it well is vital to its success. Manarin on Money has met my expectations on both counts, helping my firm expand its brand and providing a platform for our existing promotional efforts locally and nationally. Foster put a great deal of care into creating professional content as well as production values, and the result has been gratifying feedback."
By William H. "Tank" Black
In the span of one year, William "Tank" Black went from setting the record for having the most first-round picks in the NFL draft represented by a single agent, to sitting behind bars on accusations of stealing from his clients, money laundering, securities fraud, and illegally paying money to college players to win their business.
By Steve Ifshin
Steve Ifshin is CEO of one of the largest shopping center investors and operators in the country, a real estate empire he built from scratch with his son. Winans Kuenstler Publishing did the research and ghostwriting for this memoir and designed a unique cover to acknowledge Steve's lifelong love of basketball. The book describes his missteps and failures on the way to building a major real estate investment and management company. It was a legacy project requested by his family, but the book is proving useful in solidfying the company and family brand among existing and potential investors.