Eric Robert Walters CM (born 1957) was once a teacher at Vista Heights Public School, Mississauga and now a Canadian author of young-adult fiction and picture books. As of 31 January 2014, Eric Walters has written 92 books.
Walters was an elementary school teacher at Vista Heights Public School in Streetsville, Ontario. In 1993, he was teaching a grade 5 class, where many of the students were reluctant readers and writers. To encourage them to become more involved in literature, Walters began writing his first novel, Stand Your Ground, for his class. The novel was set in the school and included features from the community and the names of many of his students. He continued writing and has since written more than seventy novels for young adults.
His novels have earned more than 100 awards, including being the only three time winner of both the Ontario Library Association Silver Birch and Red Maple Awards – voted by over 100,000 students throughout the province of Ontario. His books have been translated in various languages and published in many countries.
In addition to writing, Walters makes presentations across Canada and around the world, speaking to over 125,000 students each year. He encourages them to become more enthusiastic readers and writers...
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