Walter Coffey was born in Joliet, Illinois and graduated from both Joliet Junior College and Loyola University of Chicago. He is an award-winning author of both non-fiction and fiction. His work has earned critical praise from ForeWord Reviews, Indie Excellence, and ReadersFavorite.com. Walter is a member of the Sons of Union Veterans who has also been recognized for his work with the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
For over 25 years, Walter has studied works exploring various events in American and Civil War history by Larry Schweikart, Thomas Woods, Jr., Howard Zinn, Jay Winik, Doris Kearns Goodwin, David McCulloch, and Arthur Schlesinger. Civil War writers that have influenced Walter include Shelby Foote, Bruce Catton, and Ulysses S. Grant (memoirs).
Walter is the author of two non-fiction books: The Civil War Months and The Reconstruction Years, both of which have earned critical praise. He has also earned praise for his four fiction books, all set during the Civil War: The Liberty Legion, Redemption in the Field, Roth’s Reckoning, and The Confederate Trust.
Currently living in Texas with his wife Gianna, Walter can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.