Eric Vance Walton is an acclaimed American poet, novelist, and blogger. Eric won a 2005 Thurber Treat Prize for his fable The Heiress and the Pea. Eric’s poetry, essays, and short stories have been published widely in literary journals, magazines, and he has authored eight books.
He has taken instruction at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis where his focus was fiction, self-publishing, and poetry. He has also attended numerous writing workshops including a short fiction course taught by C. Michael Curtis, editor of The Atlantic magazine. He also has appeared on a local Twin Cities CBS affiliate WCCO television to promote his children’s books.
Other credits include collaborations with Twin Cities’ artists Juan T. Parker and Kristi Casey for a series of illustrated children’s books and a series of handmade poetry chapbooks. He also teaches meditation classes using his meditation book The Perfect Pause, A Beginners Meditation Guide and Journal as curriculum.
Eric’s most recent dystopian novel, Alarm Clock Dawn currently has a 4.5 (out of 5) star rating on Amazon.com and is the first in a trilogy of books. Book two in the series, Truth Is Stranger is set for a 2016 release date. He is currently seeking parties who are interested in developing films based on the novel series.
Eric invites you to “like” and share his Facebook Author Page for a daily dose of his writing direct from the author and updates on his books, appearances, and special promotions.
From the Land of the Lost (Short Fiction, Poetry)
The Perfect Pause, A Beginners Meditation Guide and Journal. This is a wonderful book for anyone looking for an introduction into the life-changing practice of meditation.
Awards and Accolades
Entered the 2016 Nelson Algren Literary Contest which is sponsored by the Chicago Tribune.
2005 James Thurber Treat Prize for short fiction.