Peggy Walton-Walker was first attracted to words when her mother
sang hymns and recited Mother Goose Rhymes while she was still in
the womb. She wrote her first poem in the third grade as an
assignment to create a Mother’s Day card and her first song was
written also as a gift to her mother. Being nocturnal, Peggy avoided
going to sleep at night by scaring her little sister with
improvised ghost stories.
Peggy was inspired to write down
her stories and create screenplays with her late husband, Keith A.
Walker, with whom she shared a love of literature, poetry, theatre
and movies from the day they met as actors at Columbia Studios
throughout their seven year courtship and twenty-one year marriage
until his death.
Peggy worked with Keith first as his muse
and editor later becoming his committed writing partner on film
scripts such as the Warner Brother’s hit, Free Willy.
co-created not only the original story and screenplay for Free Willy
with Keith, but they also collaborated with Henry Winkler on Snow
Bound for Disney and with Don Johnson on The Last Cartoon=2 0for
After moving from Los Angeles to Nashville to care for
Peggy’s aging parents, they received a grant from the Idea Institute
of Brentwood, TN to create other family films.
Sweet Tea - a swashbuckling
romantic comedy adventure about small town fry cook, Theo, who works
in his Grandma’s country cafe, Cajun Mama’s. Theo falls in love with
a Middle Eastern princess when she and her entourage visit his rural
restaurant on a state department tour. His life is changed when he
overhears a plot by the evil Sheik Rafiq - the Princess’ i ntended
husband – and follows her to London to warn her. He ends up saving
not only the Princess and her country of Zafara but also the English
Summer Dreams and
Naked Ladies - a coming-of-age mystery about two
pre-teen boys who witness what appears to be a murder and think they
may be prime suspects. A father-son relationship dealing with the
vagaries of life, death, and sexuality supposes a David Lynch style
The Big Balloon
(A contemporary Miracle on 34th Street) is about a country boy with
an artistic soul wanting to get his balloon design in The Macy’s
Thanksgiving Day Parade. A group of struggling New York actors,
writers and artists learn that only when they team up, supporting
one of their own, can they accomplish the impossible.
Amazing Promise - an old
fashioned Frank Capra style romantic comedy. Successful big city
advertising executive, Thomas Rexford, is brought to his knees when
he inherits his uncle’s farm and finds that the deal comes with four
foster kids and a lame racehorse. He falls in love with the social
worker and learns the true value of life, love and horseracing.
Scripts in development:
Granny Rocks could be
Driving Miss Daisy except this Granny really can drive. Lydia’s
husband dies from Alzheimer’s disease a nd she is experiencing
relief along with her grief. Her 15 year-old rock and roll grandson,
Coby, comes to help Gramma out on the farm since he’s not getting
along with his mother, Lydia’s conservative opinionated daughter,
Much to Rhonda’s chagrin, Grandma Lydia encourages
Coby’s band - wiring her barn for great sound and driving the kids
to their gigs in her cherry ’57 Chevy convertible. She is arrested
for drag racing with some high school goons who have been harassing
her grandson. Coby’s mother hates that her son is pursuing a rock
and roll career, prompted by her own mother, and that the previously
prim Lydia, is starting to go over the edge dressing like the band
wearing cut-off jeans and her cap on backwards.
arranges to have her mother committed to a home when Lydia falls=2
0and gets a compression fracture of the spine. After a short
rehabilitation, Coby and his buddies have to bust Lydia out of the
home so she can compete in the final drag race with the town bully.
A contemporary senior citizen’s Rebel Without a Cause.
Sigma Die: A high concept
horror story in the vein of Steven King’s Carrie. It is a shocking
electrical thriller featuring a spiritual female monster.
Freddy FGB – The first in a
series of children’s books involving a family of mystical bears.
Keith/Keiko - The Miracle of Free Willy
is a memoir of my love story with Keith Walker from our first
meeting through learning to write together, tending to aging
parents, accomplishing goals and finally separation by death. It
ends with my trip to Iceland setting Keiko the whale free in the
waters where he was captured twenty-two years before. It also
briefly explores the question of whether forcing the whale back to
his natural habitat was a good choice considering his struggle
during his seven years of freedom preceding his death.