Walter Knight

Biography

Walter Knight played football on Tucson High School’s last state championship team (1971). He served three years in the army, and the GI Bill paid for his college education, helping him earn degrees from Fort Steilacoom Community College, Central Washington State College, and the University of Puget Sound School of Law.

Walter lives a very quiet and private life, residing with his family and horses, dogs, cats, and fish atop a hill in rural Washington. Walt enjoys taking road trips to explore ghost towns and casinos.

To contact Walter Knight, please visit www.penumbrapublishing.com

Where to find Walter Knight online


Where to buy in print


Books

America's Galactic Foreign Legion - Book 20: Time Machine
By
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,180. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Colonel Joey R. Czerinski and Major (or General?) Manny Lopez guard the time machine from a defunct alien species. The CIA enlists Lopez's help to change the future by visiting the past. Meanwhile Czerinski sends drones to the past to broadcast 'live' historical events. As usual, something goes wrong and Jesus is transported to the future, preventing the Crucifixion. The rest is ... history.
America's Galactic Foreign Legion - Book 19: ATM
By
Series: America's Galactic Foreign Legion, Book 19. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,900. Language: American English. Published: August 29, 2013 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
The Galactic Foreign Legion recruitment ATM gets a makeover when the CIA uses its AI in an android body developed for troop build-up. Major Lopez walks a fine line between treason and time paradox, and Colonel Joey R. Czerinski doesn't have a clue. Private Atm tries to 'blend with the crowd,' but the Arthropodan commander tries to steal the android technology. As usual, the silliness continues!
America's Galactic Foreign Legion - Book 18: First Contact
By
Series: America's Galactic Foreign Legion, Book 18. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,150. Language: American English. Published: August 2, 2013 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
A probe sent from across the galaxy lands on New Colorado, looking for a sentient race. After becoming involved with a gang and blowing up a Burger King to win favor with powerful McDonald's Corporation, the rover, is entered in an all-terrain race. On the run, the rover runs smack-dab into Colonel Joey R. Czerinski, who wants its compact laser technology, and the silliness continues!
Zombie Missouri
By
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,520. Language: American English. Published: July 24, 2013 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
The zombies are everywhere, and wouldn't you know ... teenage loser Lenny Dreckle has eyes only for the lovely flesh-eating Andrea. But somebody's gotta fix the apocalypse, and it looks like Lenny's elected. (Also includes Jamie Wasserman's first installment of the Vampire Guppy Hunter series!)
America's Galactic Foreign Legion - Book 16: Galactic Disney
By
Series: America's Galactic Foreign Legion, Book 16. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,810. Language: American English. Published: May 17, 2013 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Construction of the new Galactic Disney theme park nears completion in New Colorado’s New Gobi Desert. Suspicion escalates between humans and spiders. On opening day, the Legion employs more than fairy dust and magical mice to provide security, mounting missiles and machine guns as backup in the ‘Escape from Spider Mountain’ ride - and humans and spiders collide as the laughs continue.
America's Galactic Foreign Legion - Book 15: Lieutenant Columbus
By
Series: America's Galactic Foreign Legion, Book 15. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,720. Language: American English. Published: May 17, 2013 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
#15 - In the future, Major Lopez travels back in time to recruit Christopher Columbus into the Legion, but in the current timeline when Columbus shows up, he has no memory of him and assumes he's a crackpot who thinks he's a famous historical figure. Colonel Czerinski bungles the search for gold in the legendary lost mine of old Bob Woodard, pissing off the spiders across the DMZ, laughs continue.
America's Galactic Foreign Legion Book 17, Randal Telk and the 396 Steps to Sexual Bliss
By
Series: America's Galactic Foreign Legion, Book 17. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,070. Language: American English. Published: January 13, 2013 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Private Randal Telk falls deeper into his delusions as the Legion searches planet New Colorado's New Gobi Desert for his bride Elena, captured by the rebel group Fist & Claw. Telk dreams of super-hot Yolanda and his various applications of the 396 Steps to Sexual Bliss - while things look ever more dire for Elena. But an old Legion foe lends advice to help Telk stay on task.
America's Galactic Foreign Legion - Book 14: Embassy Wars
By
Series: America's Galactic Foreign Legion, Book 14. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,240. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2011 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Czerinski is assigned to Arthropoda to protect the USGF Embassy while spying for General Lopez and the CIA. Riots break out, and an old foe wrecks his office. When war with the scorpion embassy ensues over turkey dinner, trouble follows Czerinski and crew back to a tropical isle on New Colorado to guard a volcano, where they go off the reservation in a zany new adventure.
America's Galactic Foreign Legion - Book 13: Salesman From Mars
By
Series: America's Galactic Foreign Legion, Book 13. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,660. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2011 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Born salesman Donald Crisp stars in this edition of the screwy military space saga. Crisp accepts a loan from the USGF recruitment ATM and is enlisted in the Foreign Legion. Oranges for scorpions, semi-sentient penguins, biting Blue Lizards, and ghosts from the past make life interesting as Crisp chills at the South Pole then makes a splash in Caldera Lake while watching out for the Grim Reaper!
America's Galactic Foreign Legion - Book 12: The Ark
By
Series: America's Galactic Foreign Legion, Book 12. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,580. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2011 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
General Lopez sends Czerinki's platoon to steal technology from a huge alien spaceship buried deep below the desert oasis of croc-infested Caldera Lake. The spiders believe the ship is an ancient mythological ark, and the race is on to reach it first. Where the Legion goes, progress follows. Soon a Walmart, Starbucks, Taco Bell, and two casinos pop up as tourists pour in and the laughs abound.
America's Galactic Foreign Legion - Book 11: Cemetery City
By
Series: America's Galactic Foreign Legion, Book 11. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,390. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2011 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Colonel Lopez returns to New Colorado, intent on mining rare metals used in USGF communications and weapons technology. Problem is, the ore vein is located across the border in Arthropodan territory. Lopez's plan to get around that involves Major Czerinski's chain of cemeteries. The spiders take offense at the Legion's claim-jumping, and Lopez gets caught in the middle as the laughs continue.
America's Galactic Foreign Legion - Book 10: Peacekeepers
By
Series: America's Galactic Foreign Legion, Book 10. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,950. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2011 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Czerinski and his ragtag band of legionnaires are now sporting blue as peacekeepers between the spiders and scorpions, but that's like wearing a target painted on their backs. It's SNAFU - situation normal, all f****d up. But everything will be OK as long as Taco Bell and Pizza Hut keep their doors open. The laughs continue in this 10th installment of the seriously silly space opera.
Vampire in the Outfield
By
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 64,980. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2011 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
A young man who just wants to play baseball in the major leagues ends up going to some questionable extremes to get his wish. A humorous look at baseball, vampires, and the Evil Empire (the New York Yankees) in a future where scouts will sign just about anybody – human or otherwise – if they can hit and play ball. (Complete novella. Last half contains promo bonus material for other books.)
America's Galactic Foreign Legion - Book 9: Scorpions
By
Series: America's Galactic Foreign Legion, Book 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,280. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2011 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The sneaky Scorpion Queen has yummy plans for the Mantidae on planet New Colorado, but Colonel Joey Czerinski and his miscreant legionnaires are out to stop her - with or without the insidious ATM's assistance. A mysterious green rash makes the rounds wherever the Queen goes, and Czerinski falls victim. The laughs continue as Major Lopez is suddenly put in charge - just how screwed up is that?
America's Galactic Foreign Legion - Book 8: Allies
By
Series: America's Galactic Foreign Legion, Book 8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,960. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2011 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A treaty makes the humans and spiders allies. Before anyone can enjoy peace, the scorpions reappear with a vengeance. Col. Czerinski and his legionnaires help the spiders battle the scorpions. The Legion’s serendipitous screw-up convinces the scorpions to surrender. A new alien species makes an appearance, and a feared nemesis returns, putting everyone on alert as the laughs continue.
America's Galactic Foreign Legion - Book 7: Enemies
By
Series: America's Galactic Foreign Legion, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,460. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2011 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Even the paranoid have enemies - as Colonel Joey R. Czerinski well knows, being paranoid and having many enemies, some of whom he actually calls friends. Snipers on rooftops and scorpions from space - all have to be dealt with. And Czerinski deals with everything in his usual way - by cheating and lying and alienating everyone around him - as the laughs continue.
America's Galactic Foreign Legion - Book 6: Culture War
By
Series: America's Galactic Foreign Legion, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,320. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2010 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Arthropoda’s Emperor declares war on human culture and orders US goods at New Colorado's DMZ confiscated. Spider citizens have already adopted American cultural icons including the Nike Swoosh and skateboarding. Even the spider commander is addicted to Starbucks. Hostilities escalate. Czerinski overreacts, alienating allies. But the revolution is stronger than anyone suspects. Laughs continue.
America's Galactic Foreign Legion - Book 5: Insurgency
By
Series: America's Galactic Foreign Legion, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,550. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2010 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Colonel Joey R. Czerinski and his band of legionnaires try to quell a citizen uprising in planet New Colorado’s New Gobi Desert and foil an insurgency plot to kill the spider Arthropodan Emperor and his lovely wife, Queen Rainbow. Suspicion and mistrust threaten the stability of Legion command, while Czerinski deals with troubles arising from a tryst with a long-gone marine.
America's Galactic Foreign Legion - Book 4: Demilitarized Zone
By
Series: America's Galactic Foreign Legion, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,670. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2010 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Decorated Legion war hero Captain Joey Czerinski and his platoon go to planet New Colorado’s New Gobi Desert to guard the demilitarized zone dividing human-occupied territory from areas claimed by the Arthropodan Empire. With a new alien spider commander, a human boy rising to lead a militia, and McDonald's, Walmart, and Chupacabra added to the mix, the funny bone gets smacked hard.
America's Galactic Foreign Legion - Book 3: Silent Invasion
By
Series: America's Galactic Foreign Legion, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,610. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2010 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Captain Joey Czerinski of the United States Galactic Foreign Legion faces double-crossing friends and adversaries on both sides as the situation deteriorates for human occupation of planet New Colorado, and the Arthropodan Empire plans to take control. The wolves are literally at the door, and maybe all Czerinski can do is take a dive and throw the fight - literally - to save the day!
America's Galactic Foreign Legion - Book 2: Reenlistment
By
Series: America's Galactic Foreign Legion, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,260. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2010 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » War
The satirical science-fiction military space saga continues. Decorated war hero, or war criminal guilty of atrocities? Depends on who’s judging ex-legionnaire Joey Czerinski. This lucky gambler turned soldier turned casino boss finds his businesses destroyed by continued alien insurgency. Desperate, he turns to his old friend the Galactic Foreign Legion ATM for a loan - and ends up reenlisted!
America's Galactic Foreign Legion - Book 1: Feeling Lucky
By
Series: America's Galactic Foreign Legion, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 59,080. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2009 by Penumbra Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » War
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Satirical science-fiction military space opera, #1 of series. Compulsive gambler Joey Czerinski must escape Old Earth fast to elude the bad-ass loan shark gunning for him. Desperate, he borrows funds from a shady Foreign Legion ATM, then gets shipped across space to fight a spider-like alien species. But one lucky roll of the dice could put him back in the game - if he can manage to stay alive!

Walter Knight’s tag cloud

adventure    alien probe    aliens    aliens spiders scorpions galactic foreign legion asteroid citizenship repatriation settlement concentration camp communism republican democrat    ancient rome    android    ark    artificial intelligence    atm    baseball    bat    biblical adventure    blue lizard    crocodiles    desert    devil    end of the world    foreign legion    galactic foreign legion science fiction military adventure spider aliens chupacabra    grim reaper    humor    humor and satire    humor satire military war science fiction adventure action spider gambling    league    legion    major league    mantidae    mexico    military war    mining    nuclear bombs    oasis    paranormal    political satire    reenlistment foreign legion science fiction military action adventure spider aliens aliens football    satire    satire science fiction military war enemies aliens spiders scorpions    science fiction    science fiction foreign legion christopher columbus time travel gold mine spider aliens humor military war space opera    science fiction military war alien spider cultural contimanation cultural icons taco bell pizza hut starbucks coffee skateboarding interspecies marriage    science fiction military war insurgency terrorism foreign legion humor    science fiction spider aliens salesman gambler poker sports betting wagers scorpion aliens sentient penguins south pole caldera lake planet new colorado blue lizards grim reaper scythe of death    science fiction theme park alien spiders military war alamo humor    science fiction war military adventure alien spiders desert chupacabra walmart mcdonalds    science fiction war military space adventure space opera alien spiders scorpions embassy volcano tropical island spring break drunken revelry exhibition basketball time travel star trek parody    scorpions    scout    sexual bliss    solar urticaria    space adventure    space opera    spaceships    spiders    sports    taco bell    time travel    umpire    undead    vampire    vampire guppy    vampire hunter    war military    zombie apocalypse    zombie humor