About Jeri WalkerEditor, Author, Educator, Adventurer
Editor and Educator
Before becoming owner of Word Bank Writing & Editing, I worked on the editorial staff of The Idaho Review, Boise State University’s literary journal. During that time I read approximately one hundred short stories a month and assisted in copyediting pieces by Ann Beattie, Edith Pearlman, Janet Peery, Joy Williams, Kali Fajardo-Anstine, Mary O’Connell, Stephen Dixon, and Robert Boswell.
I’ve also taught composition at the college level and English at the secondary level. In addition to teaching Language Arts to ninth and tenth grade students, I also designed and implemented the curriculum for a creative writing course that included units on writing memoirs, short stories, poetry, personal essays, 10-minute plays, and children’s literature.
I hold a master’s degree in English education with additional credits earned toward a graduate degree in rhetoric and composition. My bachelor’s degree is in English with an emphasis in writing. During that time, I participated in numerous graduate and undergraduate writing workshops in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry.
Author and Adventurer
My truth is stranger than fiction, and it’s a long story. I grew up in the eccentric mining town of Wallace, Idaho. A bipolar mother, spousal abandonment, and breast cancer have shaped me into a resilient soul and raconteur of personal upheaval and wanderlust.
Lost Girl Road (in progress) is a work of contemporary psychological fiction set in the woods of northwest Montana. I intend to submit to literary agents upon completion. An appreciation for travel, minimalism, personal growth, and human conditioning is reflected in my writing.
My creative nonfiction and short stories have been published in Idaho Magazine and cold-drill. Most recently, I won first place in the 2018 Idaho Writers Guild essay contest. Sign up for my quarterly author newsletter to receive exclusive content.
Please share responsibly. Jeri Walker, 2019. Image credit: Book Spines Vintage.