Featured Author Guest: Walter Hunt

Walter started writing at an early age. This work you will never see. It carried him far, and got him into college (Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine). The manuscript that accompanied hisapplication was an alternate history novel which you will also never see.


While a college student he began to write a science fiction trilogy, which was part talent, part imagination, part vanity and part ambition. You may see this someday; but there was an idea there that eventually led to the creation of another series, which he began writing around 1985, and began being published by Tor Books in 2001. Thus, it took a mere sixteen years for him to become an overnight success. These four books, The Dark WingThe Dark PathThe Dark Ascent and The Dark Crusade, have received favorable comparison to Hornblower, to David Weber, and to Orson Scott Card. One reviewer likened their ‘quest structure’ to J. R. R. Tolkien. They are presently to be found in the Baen ebooks Library. The first book is free.

In 2005 he visited Scotland and Rosslyn Chapel; as a result wrote the Templar novel A Song In Stone, now available from Fantastic Books in print and Prologue Books in e-book form.

In 2014, his Victorian mesmerism novel Elements of Mind was published by Spencer Hill Press.

In 2015, my first novel in Eric Flint’s highly popular Ring of Fire universe, 1636: The Cardinal Virtues, was published, in collaboration with the estimable Mr. Flint. I expect to do more in that milieu.

He is married with one daughter, and live in Massachusetts, where he works as the librarian for the Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts, in which body I serve as the Grand Historian. I have been a Freemason for nearly three decades, and a baseball fan for longer than that.

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