About Ed Walker:
Ed Walker, known as Whitey to his drinking companions, has had a life long passion for flavor. As a young teen he began experimenting with different liquids to learn what flavors created the most pleasing combination.
Adulthood brought an appreciation for alcohol. Combining quality alcoholic ingredients with surprising mixers is Whitey’s trademark when tending bar at large events or quiet intimate gatherings of friends.
Ed Walker, is the head writer and bartender at A Taste For Drink. A bon vivant who has tended bar at saloons, large events and in his home ‘lab’, Ed is a knowledgable cocktail resource with experience creating drinks for events and individuals; known for his ability to create drinks and flavor combinations off the cuff from whatever ingredients are available.
What inspires you to write?
I love to share my knowledge and experiences with others. By writing books I can share a permanent record of detailed information with the world. Through my website I write things of a more topical or transitory nature allowing me to form a social bond with others.
Tell us about your writing process.
My process is to jot down very broad notes first in a computer document. I then begin to describe it in more detail until I have what will eventually become the description of my book.
I use spreadsheet programs to track my chapters and topics to keep myself organized. Once I have all this planning done and have a good feel for what I want to do in general, I dive in and start writing.
What advice would you give other writers?
The only advice I’d give others is what was given to me: Write. Sit down and do it. Then do it more. The more you write, the better your skill becomes. Also read, and not just in your own genre. The words of others and their style will inspire you and teach you what works and what does not.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I had been a resource to my friends for years and had been told again and again at events I worked at that I had a talent that I should share. I’ve always dabbled in writing and after some prodding by my wife I just dove in and began putting my thoughts into tangible form.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Books are something that will be with our culture always. The medium may change but that is not what matters. We no longer read on papyrus scrolls, clay tablets etc. The paper book may lose popularity for casual reading although I see it being always viable for reference and specialty books. I think that electronic publishing is going to take over the bulk of ‘light’ reading going forward.
What do you use?: Professional Editor
What genres do you write?: non-fiction, science fiction, horror
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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Link To Ed Walker Page On Amazon