While getting concurrent BA and BS degrees at the Ohio State University, Mr. Hunt roadied, and ran lights and sound for the cover-band Kax. Soon after graduating, he moved to Chicago, to pursue writing. In 1990, he co-founded and ran the Rudely Elegant theater in the then edgy Wicker Park neighborhood, where he co-wrote and produced the long running play Barbie: The Fantasies. When the city closed the theater, he moved onto Loxley Hall Productions, an educational film company, where he quickly rose to producer. There, he accumulated several industry awards for educational videos, as well as working on music, and music video projects with the company’s founder. Their short film “There’s no Such Thing as a Chanukah Bush, Sandy Goldstein,” won the 1998 Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Children’s Programing, as well as 5 international film awards.
Mr. Hunt then decided to turn his energy towards writing again, and after a six month sabbatical in Mexico City, where he began work on a novel that would eventually become A Perfect Blindness, he moved to New York and earned his Master of Arts in English at CCNY. While in school, he gave readings around New York City, including at the famed KGB Bar. His short stories have won honors and commendations both in the US and the UK. From his work as a sommelier, he wrote the wine column “The Wine Hunter” for the now defunct vino.com.
After turns at Moving.com as a content editor, teaching expository writing at City College New York, W. Lance Hunt now works as a freelance writer and editor, living in Brooklyn, with his wife and son Maximilian.
A Perfect Blindness draws on his experience as a roadie, a sound- and light-man both for a band and in a theater, and his extensive production and post-production experience, as well as fond memories of the city of Chicago, and the many dark clubs in which he danced.