Kevin Waltman lives in Coker, Alabama with his wife Jessica, their daughter Calla, and dog Henry. Henry is a magic dog. Kevin writes YA novels and short stories, realistic fiction for adults, and slipstream. He teaches writing and literature in the English department and does administrative work for the First-year Writing Program at the University of Alabama.

Kevin spent his early years in the rolling hills of Bedford, Pennsylvania before moving to Indiana for his later childhood years, highschool, and college. After a stint in Indiana politics, Kevin moved to Alabama to pursue his MFA in creative writing.