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7/30 ***NEW RELEASE***

DESTINY IN THE DUST STORMS is now available on Amazon! The Kindle version is just $0.99 and the paperback is only $10.99!

This book is the first in my new historical fiction series My Name Will Never Fade. Look for the next book release around Christmas!

Click here to get your copy now!


3/22 Howdy, folks! I hope 2019 is treating you well so far.

Change of plans from the last update: I'm working on a new book *this year*! And I'm already halfway through the first draft! I thought I was going to write a book under my real name again but I just couldn't resist the call of this new story bubbling up inside of me.

So, without further ado, I give you:

 My new book is the first of a four-book series entitled My Name Will Never Fade. This first book, Destiny in the Dust Storms, takes place during the Dust Bowl in Oklahoma at the time of the Great Depression. The subject matter and story is a bit more intense than the horse-loving books I wrote last year, but it's still a Michael Winstell book :-). Look for a summer release date!

12/19 It may seem like I've been laying low for the holidays, but I have a Christmas surprise for you: a brand-new short story and a box set!

AMY - A Short Story brings all three girls from the previous novels together for the first time! Joining the cast of a Western movie sounds like a dream come true, but Serenity, Chastity, and Charity quickly realize that the movie business is not all glitz and glamor. When trouble and confrontations threaten to derail the movie, the girls will have to rely on each other, and most importantly on God, to save the day. Available on Amazon Kindle for only $0.99!
HE CALLS ME BY NAME Books 1-3 Box Set includes all three novels and AMY as a bonus short story! Available on Amazon Kindle for only $2.99!

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year. I'll be spending next year writing under my real name, but Michael Winstell will be back soon with more books in HE CALLS ME BY NAME. Hint: the next three books turn back the pages of history a bit.

God bless and happy trails!

9/25 Today is Release Day for CHARITY JOY! Books 3 of He Calls Me by Name is now live on Amazon! Grab your copy today!


7/23 If you look at the covers of nearly every Christian Western and romance book, you'll see a photoshopped anonymous model in front of a photoshopped stock background.

My book covers?

Real girls with real horses in a real field. Best of all, I know all of them personally! All of these girls go to my church, as does the lady whose horses we borrowed (and whose field we used), as well as the photographer who took the pictures!

These books, inside and out, are not mass-produced for quick consumption like many stories in these genres. Heart and soul and real emotions went into each book and the cover images reflect each book's authenticity. If you're looking for stories that are sweet and inspiring yet fresh and unique, you'll love the books in He Calls Me by Name. SERENITY HOPE and CHASTITY GRACE are available now, and CHARITY JOY releases in September!

Amazon Kindle and paperbacks:

Serenity Hope: Emily Gregory
Chastity Grace: Grace Anders
Charity Joy: Chloe Go
Photography: Jenny V Photography
Horses: Sailor and Tucker
Photos taken at the Wolf Ranch


7/16 I'm chugging along on the manuscript for CHARITY JOY! It's taking a little longer than I would like, but writing three contemporary Christian Western novels in less than a year is a bit tiring! Yet like the US Postal Service, neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night shall keep me from completing this book, mostly because I write indoors and the weather doesn't affect my writing :-) I hope everyone is enjoying their summer, and hopefully you've shared it with SERENITY JOY and CHASTITY GRACE. More heartwarming, horse-loving sweetness is coming your way soon!

6/06 CHASTITY GRACE is now available in paperback! Click here to grab your copy!

Writing of book 3, CHARITY JOY, has begun! Look for a September release date. And since I can't help myself, here is the beautiful front cover!
Chloe Go, Charity Joy, book, book cover, girl, horse

5/08  CHASTITY GRACE is available now on Amazon Kindle for only $0.99! Paperback is coming soon!

5/02 CHASTITY GRACE releases next Tuesday! Check back soon for the Amazon link!

3/22 CHASTITY GRACE releases on May 8th on Amazon Kindle and in paperback! Look for a pre-order link soon!

Chastity Grace, Grace Anderson, michael winstell, Amazon

3/06 Here is the cover for book 2 of He Calls Me by Name, CHASTITY GRACE! Look for an early May 2018 release date! 
Chastity Grace, Grace Anderson, girl, horse, book, book cover

2/6 SERENITY HOPE has been released a week early! Go to Amazon to get your copy on Kindle or paperback, or you can send me an email to order an autographed copy! 

1/31 SERENITY HOPE is now available for pre-order on Amazon! Order now to get the discounted price before February 13th! You can also pre-order autographed copies directly from me by sending an email to michaelwinstellbooks [at] gmail [dot] com!

1/25/18 The official release date for SERENITY HOPE is February 13th! Preorders begin on February 3rd on this website and on Amazon! Links will be posted shortly. 

1/13/2018 SERENITY HOPE is in the editor's hands now, but I'm not sitting around twiddling my thumbs. I've started writing book 2 of HE CALLS ME BY NAME - CHASTITY GRACE! And to get some inspiration, the family and I spent a little time at a local arena to watch the ladies show off their barrel racing skills. This is where Chastity Grace shines!


12/29/2017 - The first draft of SERENITY HOPE is finished! I'm really pleased with the story, but the work is not done yet. I'll be taking a couple of days off to let my creative engine refuel, and then I'll be jumping into the saddle to wrangle these edits and errors so that everything is all bright and shiny for the March release!