Townsend Walker grew up in western Maryland and graduated from Georgetown (B.S. Foreign Service), New York University (M.A. Economics), and Stanford (Ph.D. Economics).
During a career in banking, he lived in New York, Paris, London, Rome, and San Francisco and wrote three books and a number of articles on foreign exchange, derivatives, and leasing.
His story ideas come from cemeteries, foreign places, paintings, violence, and strong women.
He lives in San Francisco with the artist, Beverly Mills.