About

Alan has published four novels. Savior’s Day, which Kirkus Review selected as a “Best Book of 2013” which also received honorable mention in the New York Book Festival, Someone Else’s Son, and Snowflakes in the Sahara.

Snowflakes . . . though first published in 1999, is a spoof (though not far from possible) on the U.S. response to global warming by taking over Canada . . . under the direct manipulation of characters based on Donald Trump and L. Ron Hubbard.  His screenplay, “Polly,” received honorable mention in the Austin Film Festival and is the basis for his most recent novel, Island Bluffs. He is currently working on a new novel: The Legacy of Izaak Wolf.

While always a writer, Alan A. Winter graduated with honors from Rutgers College, New Brunswick, majoring in history. Though nominated for a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, he pursed his first career choice, earning his dental degree from NYU and completing his advanced training at Albert Einstein School of Medicine and his periodontal certificate from Columbia School of Dental Medicine where he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2008. A Diplomate in the American Board Of Periodontology, he founded and edited an award winning dental journal, published more than twenty scientific articles, lectures frequently, and has been an associate professor at the dental colleges of both NYU and Columbia. To help foster his writing career, Alan trained as a forensic dentist at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Bethesda.

Alan is proud to be labeled a “polymath,” a person accomplished in two very different fields. He is happy to share what he has learned along the way, so others one can pursue dreams and yet find balance in life.