lived a rather peculiar life as a child which has since served her well
with writing her bestselling novel, The Glass Castle. She moved
frequently growing up, going from one coast of American to the other.
She received several awards for this book and was a breakout novel that
has since allowed her to leave her other writing positions to focus
solely on novel writing.
After graduating college from Barnard College, with honors, she went on
to intern at a now defunct paper called, The Phoenix. This is an
interesting place for her to start her career as she started her life in
Phoenix, Arizona where she was born. The paper went out of business in
1998, but during that time Walls moved from an intern to a reporter for
Before The Phoenix closed its doors, Walls had moved on to write for the
New York magazine from 1987 to 1993. She did well here and eventually
moved on to Esquire magazine from 1993 to 1998. Walls finally landed a
position with MSNBC.com writing a regular gossip column. She stayed here
until she was able to become a full time novel writer.
Walls wrote an award winning, and bestselling novel, The Glass Castle,
which helped catapult her career as a full time author. She has since
gone on to write a second novel based off of her grandmotherís life
entitled, Half Broke Horses.
Walls is married to journalist John J. Taylor. They both live in