Walter Stewart is a California native who earned a doctorate from UCLA in Germanic Philology and Linguistics. He teaches in several disciplines at a private university. He also specializes in the life and works of the philosopher Nietzsche about whom he has written both a scholarly study as well a novel, Zarathustra. His first-year German language study book, German in Action, will appear later this year. Stewart wrote, produced and directed the feature film Sweet Deadly Dreams. His interest in Nikola Tesla resulted in a screenplay and in the novel Wizard of the Phantom Night.