Eric was born in Toronto in 1957 which makes him ‘real old’. Eric says ‘just because I have to grow old doesn’t mean I have to grow up.’ In his many roles as parent, teacher, social worker, sports coach and writer, he has been in constant contact with children and young adults. He draws from these experiences to help capture the realistic actions, thoughts, interactions, stresses, conflicts and tensions that fuel his characters. Eric tries to write every day. When he has a story he starts with research. ‘The most important thing anybody ever told me about writing was to write what you know and the only way to get to know things is to do your homework and research before you write,’ Eric says. In April 2010 he walked across the Sahara Desert before writing Just Deserts. With his son, he climbed Mount Kilimanjaro for Between Heaven and Earth. He played with tigers before writing Tiger by the Tail. Eric Walters was born and raised in Toronto and resides in Guelph, Ontario, with his wife Anita. They have three adult children. In addition, Walters founded the Creation of Hope, an organization providing care for orphans in the Mbooni district of Kenya. Presently more than 400 orphans are being provided with services that include food, school fees, uniforms, tools, beds, livestock, and the construction of two children's residences in the town of Kikima.
Visit Eric at ericwalters.net Splat: Ch 1 to almost end of pg 6 stop 3 lines short “...promotion and a raise. Get in the car.”