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Foster Winans

Foster Winans, ghost writer and publisher

FOSTER WINANS is a former Wall Street Journal columnist; author/ghostwriter of 50-plus books, publishing consultant, personal branding and media relations expert.

"The guy can write." -Kirkus Reviews

"Candid and engrossing." -Time Magazine

"Foster Winans is a talented writer" - USAToday

"Fast-paced, well written, riveting..." -Publishers Weekly

"Foster Winans writes like a dream." -Washington Times.

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. Among his recent ghostwriting projects, published by Random House in July 2008, is a memoir ghostwritten for a retired Chinese diplomat who was Mao Zedong’s English interpreter: The Man on Mao's Right.

     He also was the ghostwriter and publishing consultant for Golden Opportunity: Remarkable careers that began at McDonald's by Cody Teets, published by Cider Mill Press and distributed (August 2012) by Simon & Schuster.

     He has written books published by HarperCollins (sequels to the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder), William Morrow (It's Not My Department), St. Martin's Press, Simon & Schuster, McGraw Hill, and Entrepreneur Press.

Foster Winans's Background

Foster Winans's Experience

Pres., Chief Creative Officer at Winans Kuenstler Publishing, LLC | Platform Press

1989

Ghostwriters, publisher of trade nonfiction. Conception, editorial, branding, production, and marketing of books for thought leaders, professionals, small businesses, corporate branders, and executives with fresh ideas who want to tap into the leverage associated with authorship and capture their intellectual property.

Columnist at The Wall Street Journal

1981 - 1984

Foster Winans began as an editor/reporter for the Dow Jones News Service, then became co-writer of the "Heard on the Street" column, at the time the best-read stock market column in the world.

Foster Winans's Education

McGill University

1966 – 1967

None


Germantown Academy

1961 – 1966

Diploma

Concentration: General education


Foster Winans's Interests & Activities

Foster Winans began his career in 1968 in Bucks County, PA as a reporter for the local daily newspaper, living in the shadows of such legends as Pearl S. Buck, James A. Michener, and Dorothy Parker, neighbors who helped the area earn its nickname as the "genius belt." In the early 1980s, he covered the stock market for The Wall Street Journal, writing its popular “Heard on the Street” column. In 1986, his best-selling memoir, “Trading Secrets: Seduction and Scandal at The Wall Street Journal,” was a critical success ("Winans writes like a dream."), a Book-of-the-Month Club Selection, and was excerpted in Esquire magazine. He has more recently been a commentator on ethics in business, appearing on national radio and television news programs such as NBC's "The Nightly News" with Brian Williams, and on CNN with Wolf Blitzer. His articles on ethics and the law have appeared on the editorial pages of the New York Times, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, and Christian Science Monitor.

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