February Meeting

Please join us for our monthly meeting on Saturday, February 15th, 2020. We meet in the back room of the Blue Water Grill located at 1720 E. Camelback, in Phoenix from 12:00 pm till 2:00 pm. We hope to see you there. Our guest speaker will be:

Gale Leach:

Gale Leach had a number of different careers—including English teacher, gift shop buyer, craft wholesaler, American Sign Language interpreter, and technical writer and trainer—before she started her own business doing technical writing and editing for biotechnology companies. She ran that company successfully for over 20 years until her husband suggested she retire early. She didn’t think twice. She also never really retired.

After moving to Arizona, Gale fell in love with pickleball—a wonderful sport with a silly name. She wrote her first book, The Art of Pickleball, in 2005, and in 2007 it won the Arizona Book Award. That book’s success led her to think seriously about writing fiction—the writing she’d always hoped to do.

In 2011, Gale started her own publishing company, Two Cats Press, and began publishing her own works, as well as those of other local authors. Gale’s first fantasy novel for children, Bruce and the Road to Courage, led the way for four more in the series. These books have won numerous awards and are part of the curriculum in several Arizona and California schools.

Gale is now working on an update to The Art of Pickleball and the second novel of a young-adult fantasy series involving technology and magic, multiple worlds, and creatures you only thought were mythological.

When she isn’t writing, you might find Gale traveling, kayaking, reading, playing Celtic music, or singing.

Visit Gale’s website — www.galeleach.com — to learn more about her writing, subscribe to her blog, and find her on Facebook and Twitter. Gale lives in Arizona with a wonderful husband, two dogs, and one cat.

Writer On Writers

Did you know, The Phoenix Writers Club hosts a writers workshop after each monthly meeting?

We call it, Write On Writers (WOW), and we would enjoy seeing you there. Write On Writers is an unscripted, open forum where we discuss the craft of writing, share our current works in progress, and offer suggestions and ideas about each other's works. It is not a critique group, more of an open platform to give and receive ideas to help sharpen our skills and write better works. The group is not limited to one or two types of writing, but to ALL writing regardless of the topic or target audience. We hope you will join us, and look forward to hearing from all writers.