Michael Caruso’s ‘Winterthorne’ Series to Be Novelized

Winterthorne, the four-episode soap opera web series created by Michael Caruso (DeVanity) in 2015, is being adapted into a novel!

Caruso, who executive produced and wrote the series, announced on Twitter he signed with Red Sofa Literary to adapt Winterthorne into Caruso’s first novel. He teased the history, mythology, romance, and dark secrets of the Candy empire will be revealed.


Starring Martha Madison (Days of Our Lives), Winterthorne was a family saga detailing the story of Miranda Winterthorne (Madison) and her rise to power to control the family’s multi-million dollar candy business. Described as dark, sexy, glamorous, and a visual feast, Winterthorne was promised to be classic soap with light touches of gothic whimsy. And it delivered just that. The first season ran from August 25-September 18, 2018 and took place over a 10-year time span. Though sadly the series did not have a second season, the saga will continue with Miranda and her family in book form!

Winterthorne earned three Daytime Emmy Award nominations in 2016 for Outstanding Digital Daytime Drama Series, Outstanding Actress in a Digital Daytime Drama Series for Kathleen Gati, and Outstanding Actor in a Digital Daytime Drama Series for Kevin Spirtas. The series received a record-tying 13 Indie Series Award Nominations and won three — Best Writing- Drama, Best Guest Actor-Drama, and Best Production Design.

Red Sofa Literary is a boutique literary agency originally established in St. Paul/Minneapolis.