Walter G. Meyer began his writing career when he won a short-story contest when he was in the fourth grade. He turned pro when he started freelancing for the local newspaper when he was in ninth grade covering topics ranging from JFK’s assassination to the high school baseball team while he was a member of that team.
He wrote for the Daily Collegian at Penn State. He went on to freelance for numerous newspapers and magazines including the Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgher Magazine, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Out, Westways and the Orange County Register.
He has co-written two books. Going for the Green: Selling in the21st Century is a business book in the form of a novel which teaches the right way to sell.
¬His second book, Day is Ending: a doctor’s love shattered by Alzheimer's disease was optioned to be a movie based on his script. GAM3RS has been performed all over the country including the New York International Fringe Festival, at MIT, UCSD and other schools and theaters and currently being made into a web series.
His own experiences on his high school’s baseball team and his work as a mentor with youth inspired much of the story of Rounding Third. Rounding Third was nominated for a Lambda Literary award, was a finalist for a San Diego Book Award and because of its timely topic of teens being bullied into attempting suicide, has been getting Meyer invitations to speak and write about the topic. He has been on NPR and appeared at dozens of colleges, high schools, libraries, bookstores and community centers across the US.
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VideosIt Gets Better
Walter G. Meyer made this video for the It Gets Better project.
Safe at Third
by Walter Meyer
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In this short story, Rob Wardell, the main character from "Rounding Third" goes to college and meets his next boyfriend, Bryan Murray. But before they can do much, Bryan needs to learn a few things.
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