About The Author

Eric Vance Walton is an acclaimed American poet, novelist, and blogger (click here to read his blog.)  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 studied 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 local Twin Cities CBS affiliate, WCCO television to promote his children’s books.


The author's most recent dystopian novel, Alarm Clock Dawn currently has a 4.9 (out of 5) star rating on Amazon.com and is the first in a trilogy of novels. Book two in the series, Truth Is Stranger is set for a 2017-2018 release date. The third novel, Dream No More, will be published the following year. Please click on the Fiction page of this site to discover more. 

Eric is currently working on a sci-fi dystopian film series, HardFork, with film director Doug Karr. Updates for this project will be provided via Eric's Author Newsletter (scroll up to opt in to the newsletter.)

Eric has practiced meditation since the early nineties and experienced so many positive benefits he decided to teach others. He teaches meditation (one-on-one and group classes are available) using his book The Perfect Pause, Meditating Your Way to the Ultimate You as curriculum. Please visit the meditation page of this site for more information.