NAME: MARK D. WALKER

PUBLISHED/NOT PUBLISHED: Published Author, Essayist, Book Reviewer

BIO AND WORKS:

Walker was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala and spent over forty years helping disadvantaged people in the developing world with such groups as CARE and Plan International, Food for the Hungry and Make-A-Wish International. His memoir, Different Latitudes: My Life in the Peace Corps and Beyond, was recognized by the Arizona Literary Association for Non-Fiction. More than 20 of his articles were published in literary journals like WorldView and Scarlet Leaf Review and his column, “Million Mile Walker: What We’re Reading And Why” is part of the Arizona Authors Association Newsletter. One of his articles, “Hugs not Walls, Returning the Children” was an essay winner for the “Arizona Authors Association” 2020 Annual Literary Awards. Another article from his, “Yin & Yang of Travel” series, was recognized in the Solas Literary Awards for Best Travel Writing.


Walker is a producer of “Guatemala: Trouble in the Highlands,” which tells the stories of Guatemala migrants. He founded Million Mile Walker LLC. in 2016. His honors include the "Service Above Self" award from Rotary International. His wife and three children were born in Guatemala.


WORKS BY MARK D. WALKER