March 23, 2018
The-Wishing-Shelf-BRONZE-medal-2017GREAT NEWS from the U.K.-based The Wishing Shelf Awards! I am proud to announce my novel None of Us the Same has won a 2017 bronze medal for best adult fiction. This is a thrilling feat and I am very pleased and excited. I hope you’ll share my good news.

March 18, 2018
WHRO The Writer's BlockTune in this morning at 11 a.m. to WHRV 89.5 FM to hear the premier broadcast of The Writer’s Block: The Lorraine Hansberry Edition. The show features several talented poets and authors, as well as Narissa Bond’s music. I was honored to be one of the featured artists. I hope you’ll listen as I read an excerpt from Truly Are the Free. If you can’t tune in today, you can listen anytime here.

March 9, 2018
Jeffrey-K-Walker-Author-Guest-Speaker- PEO-eventThe P.E.O. women and the B.I.L. men welcomed me most graciously to speak about the history of WWI, its aftermath and how I was drawn to this remarkable and tragic era as the setting for my historical trilogy. A great evening with a very well-informed and engaged group that put me through my paces! Many thanks to Teri Collins for the invitation and arranging a wonderful event.

March 7, 2018
Discovered-Diamonds-awardPinch me. The venerable Helen Hollick at Discovering Diamonds just notified me that Truly Are the Free has received a Discovered Diamond award. This is a big deal within historical fiction and I am delighted. Thank you, Helen!



February 23, 2018
brag-medallion-indieBRAGWow. I somehow missed this in my inbox but the fine people at indieBRAG poked me. Once again I have been honored with an award from these fine people. “We are proud to announce that TRULY ARE THE FREE by Jeffrey K. Walker is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells readers that this book is well worth their time and money!” Thank you so much, indieBRAG!

February 23, 2018

Jeffrey-K-Walker-at-WHRV-The-Writers-Block-Norfolk-VASo honored to read from Truly Are the Free at WHRV / WHRO Studios for The Writer’s Block: The Lorraine Hansberry Edition.  An extraordinarily talented group of writers performed plus the powerhouse singer Narissa Bond told stories through her music. An amazing night. Stay tuned at for details on when this will air. Thank you, Barbara Hamm Lee, the WHRO/WHRV staff, Kathy Martin and Barry Graham. Please support public media.


February 23, 2018
The-Wishing-Shelf-2017-Book-Awards-Finalist I’m quite pleased and honored to share this excellent news. I just heard BOTH my recent books, None of Us the Same and Truly Are the Free, are finalists in the UK-based The Wishing Shelf 2017 Book Awards!
I’ll be reading from Truly Are the Free tonight at the WHRO studios, our NPR station, for their “The Writer’s Block” program.

February 7, 2018
Met an impressive group of well-read and inquisitive women ready to delve into a discussion of None of Us the Same. Thank you, Susan Fournier, for inviting me to visit your book club. I appreciated the sincere curiosity and detailed questions. I really had fun.

Late Jan – Early Feb 2018
Costa-Rican-lizard-in-the-rainforestCOSTA RICA! What an amazing place. Everyone who has visited always says they had an incredible trip here and now I know why. Definitely put it on your bucket list. Details in my Feb 11th blog post.

January 11, 2018
Great kick off to book club visits in this new year with an engaging, knowledgeable group led by Ellen Masla. I truly enjoyed our discussion of None of Us the Same. Nice to hear of your interest in Truly Are the Free as well. Thanks so much for inviting me.

December 23, 2017
Thank you to everyone who came by Barnes and Noble to say hello, stay and chat, and/or buy my books! I had a terrific time meeting so many wonderful, friendly people who love to read historical fiction. We sold out early of None of Us the Same but fortunately had enough copies of Truly Are the Free to appease. My thanks to manager Albert Kurtyka and the New Town Barnes and Noble for hosting me.


December 19, 2017


Finding authentic voices for historical characters is an ongoing challenge for me. I share a little of my process in a guest post on fellow Historical Fiction author M.K. Tod’s excellent blog this morning.

November 5-20, 2017
Traveled to Indonesia. Enjoyed being back in such a cool country but upon my return home, the jetlag really hit me hard. Ouch.

October 23, 2017
What fun discussing None of Us the Same with this wonderful group of readers and writers led by Nancy Deming-May. Nancy had really done her homework and asked many insightful questions which I thoroughly enjoyed answering. Plus, the food, the water, the wine… what’s not to like? Thanks for having me, ladies.

October 7, 2017
Great to meet so many friendly and interesting people at the Williamsburg Book Festival. Thanks for coming out, everyone. And did you get to hear Kathryn Aalto? What an energetic, curious, talented author.

June 28, 2017
I was pleased to be the Spotlight Member at James River Writers’ “The Writing Show” at the Firehouse Theatre in Richmond, VA. I read a passage from None of Us the Same. Wonderful writing group of which I am proud to be a member.

June 19, 2017
I enjoyed my fun interview discussing None of Us the Same on Army Wife Talk Radio brought to you by Army Wife Network. Thank you, Debbie and Courtney! You can listen to it here:

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