W.A. Winter is the pen name of William Swanson, a Minneapolis journalist. Swanson is the author of three true-crime books--Dial M: The Murder of Carol Thompson, Black White Blue: The Assassination of Patrolman Sackett, and Stolen from the Garden: The Kidnapping of Virginia Piper--published by Borealis Books, an imprint of the Minnesota Historical Society Press. Writing as W.A. Winter, he has published, besides The Secret Lives of Dentists, three suspense novels available online from Kindle Books and Smashwords.com: Handyman, See You / See Me, and Wolfie's Game.