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M. L. Winitsky is a former university professor, historian, consultant, and researcher for television living in Southern California. His life-long, academically informed fascination with alternate history at last led to writing A Fly on the Wall, the first in his three-volume magic realism epic.
M. L. Winitsky has long been fascinated by history’s what-if questions.
As a European History undergraduate, Winitsky tested his professors’ intellectual flexibility by presenting alternative scenarios to supplement factual answers. When M. L. became a professor himself, he engaged his students in extracurricular “what if” excursions.
As Director of Research for TV producer Alan Landsburg, Winitsky pitched ahead-of-their-time scenarios about historical personages and events that were deemed too radical at the time.
As can be seen in the legitimacy of alternate history in both the popular and literary spheres, the time is ripe for Winitsky to finally make his lifetime interest a reality. The result is the alternate history / magical realism epic A Fly on the Wall.
Despite having been tethered to facts as a teaching assistant, historian, professor, and consultant for most of his life, M. L. Winitsky has long been fascinated by the what-ifs of history.
Even as an undergraduate majoring in European History at UCLA, Winitsky (bending to expectation and demand) often tested his professors’ intellectual flexibility during exams by presenting alternative scenarios to supplement a comprehensive factual answer. Once M. L. ascended to professorship himself, he managed to engage his students in extracurricular “what if” excursions despite the constrains of canonically hide-bound academia.
As Director of Research for Alan Landsburg Productions, which developed and produced many television shows in the 1970s, Winitsky continued advocating for his passion, pitching several ahead-of-their-time alternative scenarios for major historical personages and events that were deemed too radical for television audiences.
Times have changed, as evidenced by the proliferation of historical fiction and alternate history as legitimate genres in both the popular (the Amazon Prime adaptation of Phillip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle) and literary (Philip Roth’s The Plot Against America) spheres.
The moment arrived for Winitsky to finally make his lifetime interest a reality. The result is the alternate history / occult fiction / magical realism epic A Fly on the Wall.
In the Media
Author M. L. Winitsky interviews, books reviews, profiles, and mentions in the media.
M. L. Winitsky was featured in a profile article in The Paisadian-Post newspaper in June of 2020. Read the piece!
The Sample Chapter Podcast featured author M. L. Winitsky reading from his work in the April 21, 2020 episode.
Enjoy M. L. Winitsky interviewed on the Books That Make You… podcast in this episode from March 18, 2020.