About Winding Road Stories

Winding Road Stories (WRDS) is a traditional and innovative book publishing company created by authors for authors. We will guide writers and experts from all genres and backgrounds through the process by helping you develop your story to reach its greatest potential. Through our network, that may include seeing your work both in bookstores and additional forms of media such as film and television. We will provide the resources, expertise and foresight to help make your most ambitious idea a reality.

WRDS believes a good story deserves to be shared. From inspirational memoirs to young adult, from romances to science fiction that reaches the far end of the universe, we are actively acquiring manuscripts of all genres. We also strive to invest in authors who have diverse voices and all levels of experience.

Pitch us your passion project—that passion could fuel our next great book together.

Our Founder

Michael Dolan is a writer and editor with over 25 years of experience at the highest levels of publishing. In addition to being the author of several books, he has served as an executive editor for many publishing companies including Condé Nast, Michael was also the founder, owner and Editor-in-Chief of Athletes Quarterly, an exclusive publication for current and former professional athletes in every major sport throughout North America. Through AQ, Michael was able to tell stories that captured the struggles and triumphs of athletes who have come from all socioeconomic, ethnic, religious and geographical backgrounds. As an author himself, Michael’s number one priority is to create a company that helps writers find success through their passion for storytelling.