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Who is Doug Walsh?

Doug Walsh is an award-winning author whose books have earned consistent praise from Kirkus Reviews, Writer’s Digest judges, and readers around the world. Through his stories, Walsh combines his passion for adventure travel with a fascination for discovering how romantic relationships respond to the improbable.

Though now dedicated to fiction, Walsh’s writing career began in 2000, in the world of video game strategy guides. Or, as he likes to call them, travel guides to fictitious places. Shortly after a horrific bicycle crash brought his triathlon season to an end, Walsh signed a contract with former Penguin imprint BradyGames. Over the ensuing fifteen years, Walsh proved himself as one of the most prolific authors in the space, with over one hundred official guidebooks to his credit. His Amazon Bestselling memoir, The Walkthrough: Insider Tales from a Life in Strategy Guides, offers a behind-the-scenes look at the secretive multi-billion dollar industry.

Originally from New Jersey, Walsh moved to the mountains of the Pacific Northwest in 2002, several years after marrying his college sweetheart. He’s since traveled to over 30 countries and nearly all 50 states, acquiring the inspiration and richness he imparts on his novels. As comfortable in the wilds as in the lodge, Walsh set down his game controller in 2014 and, together with his wife, embarked on a multi-year around-the-world bicycle tour. Their journey became the inspiration behind his debut novel, the time travel romance Tailwinds Past Florence, of which Kirkus Reviews credited him for “imbuing his romance with as much action as any game he’s ever peeled back the secrets of.”

Walsh’s readers rave about the transportive nature of his stories, and the characters that they love to laugh and cry alongside. Walsh’s upcoming novel, Shadows of Kalalau, is a coming-of-age romantic thriller set in a majestic, untouched corner of Hawaii.

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Books: 77 published

Hometown: Carteret, NJ

Fans count: 254 readers

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The Walkthrough


The Walkthrough

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