Beginning with the Worst Days series in 2007, Walker has been a misanthropic favorite in the short form gay erotica world, writing under the pen names wanderwonder and acerbicscribbler, among others. His experiences of living and working outside the U.S. often influence his writing. He makes his own cover art, and it is terrible. Though he doesn't like people very much, he loves his half German Shepherd, half German Wirehaired Pointer puppy.
When did you first start writing?
For the public, probably around 2007. I was poking around online, reading stories that earned the highest spots on top lists, and thought, 'I can do way better than this.' So I tried. From there came one of my most popular stories…that I can no longer read without cringing.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first that I finished was one I wrote with a friend. We were about eight years old. There was an old software program that allowed users to illustrate their own books: you could choose a background like a field or a house, add terribly pixelated characters, and then type in the blank space underneath. The program really lent itself to fantasy stories, and my friend and I wrote some long-winded tale about a princess who kept getting into trouble with trolls and dragons (we purposely wrote her as very stupid). The poor woman also was captured and forcibly wed on a regular basis, because we found that hilarious to write and illustrate. Just put a princess in a dungeon with ten or twelve babies, each getting into a different rack of armor or pot of soup or whatever else we clicked and dragged onto the page: instant comedy for a couple of 2nd graders. On the next page she'd escape on the back of a flying horse or something. That princess abandoned a lot of offspring, now that I think about it.
Grant got through college, found a good job, and never regretted leaving his hometown and all its occupants in the dust. Nothing could have prepared him for seeing Ryder Vance getting coffee on a lazy Saturday morning. However, Ryder would never remember Grant after all this time…would he?
As the date of Grant's departure approaches he finds it harder and harder to navigate his relationship with enigmatic Ryder Vance with any sense of dignity. Even more worrying: What will Ryder do when he finds out that Grant plans to leave?
Grant would love to forget his encounter with local bad boy Ryder Vance. When the car that Grant accidentally damaged shows up in the Vance Autobody, Grant's dad makes a deal with Mr. Vance: free labor until the damages are paid for. With Ryder working at the shop, Grant has to work doubly hard to stop thinking about what happened on the hood of that car, and to make sure it doesn't happen again…
"I kept my nose out of trouble. I didn’t smoke and didn't drink unless I was at home. I tried to make good grades. All I wanted was to get out of this hellhole unscathed, and here two months before graduation Ryder Vance was pushing me down on my knees in an empty baseball field parking lot because I hit a homer into his car."
Philly just wanted to hang out and watch movies with Bo, the straight guy who he's had a crush on since freshman year of college. The only problem is that Jack got there first, and Jack has dirt on both of them.