About The Author

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 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.

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.  

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 2016-2017 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 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, A Beginners Meditation Guide and Journal as curriculum. Please visit the meditation page of this site for more information.