Walter Stoffel is a freelance writer and publisher who specializes in human interest memoirs and fiction. His newest book, Arthur: The Beginning, is a work of historical fiction that describes a young boy’s struggle to survive his childhood. His debut dog rescue memoir, Lance: A Spirit Unbroken, has achieved five-star book review status on three continents.
The author has a rich work history that includes teaching GED and substance abuse counseling at correctional facilities. He also has experience as a certified mental health screener. For many years, he lived and worked in various South American countries. Most unique occupation: chipping excess concrete off the undersides of bridges in Virginia. All his coworkers were wearing prison stripes.
Mr. Stoffel is a member of the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group, Pennwriters and Barbara's Writing Group, a critiquing association.
When not writing, he loves to read, travel, work out, and watch bad movies.
The author has a B.A. in psychology and is a credentialed alcoholism and drug counselor. He lives in Canadensis, PA with his wife Clara and their rescued dog Buddy.
Personal accomplishment: after having hip replacement surgery, Walter entered a marathon and finished it—dead last.