J. K. Winn

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJ. K. Winn earned graduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Metaphysical Sciences. She has taught classes at San Diego State University and the University of Metaphysical Sciences.

J. K. has a personal interest in cancer research. She lost her husband to colorectal cancer, after a six year battle where disease advanced to stage IV with mets to his bladder and lungs. If you’d like to read more about her and her husband’s journey visit her blog.


J. K. Winn has one prior novel published in genre, and one play produced by the Actor’s Alliance Festival in San Diego. Her poetry has been published in a compilation, For the Love of Writing, by the San Diego Writer’s Workshop in 2011. Her play, Gotcha!, was selected for a reading at the Village Arts Theater in Carlsbad, California, May 2012.

She presently lives by the beach in San Diego County, California. Look for her new novel River of Desire in December 2013.

Out of Shadow debuted in August 2012.

Two Women. One Goal. To discover the truth before it’s too late.

The survivor of a rape and her husband’s murder, Becca Rosen wants nothing more than to move on with her life, but how can she when she’s being stalked by a psychopath with an attitude—and an agenda. The police are no help because they’re convinced, with her history of mental illness, Becca has faked the rape to get away with murder. And Becca has begun to have flashbacks and nightmares of childhood abuse, possibly at the hands of the rapist. Not knowing where to turn, and feeling like she might go crazy again,  Becca hires a psychologist, Dr. Sarah Abrams, to help her unearth who’s behind the crimes of the past … and the present.

Three men come into Becca’s life around the same time. While each of these men has his charms, Becca can’t be certain whether any one of them is the perpetrator. Or could it be someone else? Together Becca and Sarah start on a course of hypnotherapy to discover the abuser’s identity. Will their work reveal the real killer before it’s too late, or will Becca fall prey to this demented criminal?

Chapter one is available online, click HERE!

The Spirit Keepers is available on Kindle since February 2013.

Can you escape the wrath of the Spirits?

One of Sandy Jacobs’ ten year old students and his family are accused of witchcraft. Blamed for the mysterious deaths of two San Anselmo Pueblo children, they’re terrorized by “Boogeymen” Kachina, fierce-looking impersonators of the spirits. Sandy rushes to their aid, but her actions inflame the perpetrators and arouse the opposition of Native born faculty member, Ben Rush. Sandy and Ben clash over the issue while struggling against the attraction growing between them until the harassment culminates in violence. Together they risk their lives to uncover the truth and, in the process, learn lessons as valuable as any they have taught.

Chapter one is available on her Website. Click HERE.