Waldemar Guenter was a reporter, editor, electrical apprentice, teacher, Bible student, web designer, and wedding photographer. He often said, if you live long enough, you can become most anything.
For relaxation, Wally loved watching old black and white movies, especially old crime shows, like Peter Gunn. Even though he was computer savvy, he did not own a cell phone. He did not belong to Facebook or to Twitter. He said that he didn't even like getting e-mails.
During the last months of his life, Wally used his writing talent as a sort of therapy, against the bad nightmares he was having after discovering Hazirah's body in the woods. Wally's book, The New Crusades, came out of that traumatic experience.
Wally died on November 29, 2014, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.
Wally's wife, who cherished her anonymity in all this, decided to sell the house in Canada and buy a condo in Arizona. She says the dry warm climate will do her good. She hates the snow.
Wally's original 2011 Ball's Falls Photos:
I'd like to thank Lubo for proofreading this Sequel to The New Crusades. I used some of Lubo's great anecdotes from his teaching days to make this novel more interesting especially for my [Alexander's] teaching stint in Crookesd Harbour, Newfoundland. I confess that place is another figment of my imagination, spiced up by Lubo's stories about the teacher's "travail" in the classroom. It's great to have fresh eyes and great suggestions from friends to create something special. This novel is very topical for the times we live in.