About Me and My Work

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.



Alarm Clock Dawn – Paperback and eBook formats.  This highly acclaimed dystopian novel, published in 2013, has numerous 4 and five star ratings on Amazon.com.


From the Land of the Lost (Short Fiction, Poetry)

Continuum – Poetry for a New Age 

Children’s Books

If I Had Thumbs Like People Do  

The Land of Things We Wish For

Non Fiction

One Word At A Time: Finding Your Way as an Indie Author – Buy One Word At A Time in Paperback and eBook formats.  This book recently charted at #7 in the Amazon Kindle store.

The Perfect Pause, A Beginners Meditation Guide and JournalThis is a wonderful book for anyone looking for an introduction into the life-changing practice of meditation.

Literary Journals

Eric’s poetry has appeared in the following literary journals –  Leaves of Ink , The Stray Branch, and Page and Spine.


Eric’s essays have appeared in: The Edge and Authors Publish Magazines. He has recently submitted short stories to The New Yorker and The Atlantic Magazines.

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.


Look for Eric’s essays, short stories, and poetry on Goodreads, Quora, Medium, and LinkedIn Pulse.

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