Kevin Waltman

Kevin Waltman

Senior Instructor


  • MFA, Fiction, The University of Alabama, 2005


Kevin Waltman is an instructor at The University of Alabama. He lives in Coker with his wife Jessica Kidd, their daughter Calla, son Holling, dog Bitzer, and cat Little Lady.

His first young adult novel, Nowhere Fast, was published by Scholastic in 2002, and his second, Learning the Game, was published by Scholastic in 2005. He has published short fiction with The Emerson ReviewCT ReviewHunger Mountain,, Six Bricks PressPUSH: An Anthology, and Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet.

His most recent work is a young adult series published by Cinco Puntos Press. The titles include Next(2013), Slump (2014), Pull (2016), and Quicks (2017).

Selected Publications

Quicks, El Paso: Cinco Puntos Press, 2016 (Fiction)
Pull, El Paso: Cinco Puntos Press, 2016 (Fiction)
Slump, El Paso: Cinco Puntos Press, 2014 (Fiction)
Next, El Paso: Cinco Puntos Press, 2013 (Fiction)
“Notes From a Pleasant Land Where Broken Hearts Are Like Broken Hands,” Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, January 2013, Issue 28
“Quarry,” Hunger Mountain, June 2011
“Abstract and Title,” The Connecticut Review, Fall 2009
“How It Sounds,” The Emerson Review, April 2008
“The Birds of Fleming Park” in This is Push: New Stories from the Edge, New York: PUSH, 2007 (Short Story)
Learning the Game. New York: Scholastic Books, 2005. (Fiction)
Nowhere Fast. New York: Scholastic Paperbacks, 2002. (Fiction)