San Diego, California, United States
Home page: waltergmeyer.com
Walt has written everything from full-length books to a short press release, web sites and brochures. He has presented speeches to large or small audiences and can prepare a presentation for any size class or group.
Born and raised in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, he always knew he wanted to be a writer and this desire was reinforced when in the 4th grade he won a short story contest sponsored by The Atlantic Monthly. He wrote for his elementary school paper, his high school newspaper, (turning "pro" in the 9th grade by selling his first paid work to the local newspaper), then going on to write for The Daily Collegian at Penn State. His humor column commenting on college life was so popular that shortly following graduation he was asked to speak at his alma mater, a rare honor for a 21-year-old. It could be said that his public speaking career was born at that moment.
After college, Walt moved to California to continue his freelance writing career and worked a variety of jobs in those early years to support his writing habit. He managed a racquet club, bookstore, motel, an automated drive-through grocery store, as well as doing some acting, modeling and stand up comedy. He has had several of his screenplays optioned. He wrote the script for "Day Is Ending" based on his second book and it's currently being shown around Hollywood by a producer who optioned it.
Among the periocicals in which his work has appeared:
* The Los Angeles Times Magazine
* Kiplinger's Personal Finance
* Orange County Register
* Hero Magazine
* Pittsburgh Press
* Orange Coast Magazine
* Portland Oregonian
* Pittsburgher Magazine
* Out Magazine
* Baja Explorer Magazine
* Westways Magazine
* Medical Products Manufacturing News
* Daily Collegian
* Bethel Park Magazine
* Borough News
* Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Interests: history, photography and a host of others. One of the best things about being a writer is getting to learn so much about so many different topics.
Published writer: Yes