FOSTER WINANS is President and Chief Creative Officer of WINANS KUENSTLER PUBLISHING, a veteran book editor, book writer, book publisher, and ghostwriter who is the author, ghostwriter, or editor of more than forty books including nonfiction works on investment and finance, marketing, inspirational/motivational, memoir/autobiography, personal growth/self-help, plus nine novels. He is represented to the trade by Al Zuckerman, founder of Writers House, and his most recent ghostwriting project, "The Man on Mao's Right," published by Random House in July 2008, is a memoir ghostwritten for a retired Chinese diplomat who was Mao Zedong’s English interpreter. He has also written books published by HarperCollins, William Morrow, St. Martin's Press, Simon & Schuster, McGraw Hill, and Entrepreneur Press. BrandYourself profile.
Walt has been engaged in marketing, advertising, branding, and public relations for nearly four decades, including a stint on Madison Avenue with McCann-Erickson. Clients included Absolut Vodka, the New York Times, Miller Beer, IBM/Avnet, Siemens, Time Warner, and Hearst Magazines.
Raquel Pidal is Editorial Director of Winans Kuenstler Publishing and has a decade of experience in magazine and book publishing and writing, helping writers refine their ideas and effectively bring them to life. As the Editorial Director, Raquel manages the editorial, production, and distribution schedules, coordinates marketing and publicity efforts, and edits every manuscript for content and style. She also works with clients on writing memoirs and human interest stories.