June Meeting

Please join us for our monthly meeting on June 15, 2019, for an informative event. Two of our own, Mark Walker and Richard McMaster will be holding a panel discussion on “Lessons Learned from the School of Hard Knocks on How to Publish and Promote Your Book”

We meet in the back room of the Blue Water Grill located at 1720 E. Camelback, in Phoenix at 12:00 pm till 2:00 pm. We hope to see you there.

Mark D. Walker:

Mark D. Walker was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala and spent over forty years helping disadvantaged people in the developing world. He came to Phoenix as a Senior Director for Food for the Hungry, worked with other groups like Make a Wish International and was the CEO of Hagar USA, a Christian-based organization that supports survivors of human trafficking.

His book, Different Latitudes: My Life in the Peace Corps and Beyond was recognized by the Arizona Literary Association for Non-Fiction. Over the last year his articles, “The Making of the Kingdom of Mescal: An Adult Fairy Tale”, “Luis Argueta: Telling the Stories of Guatemalan Immigrants” and “Maya Gods and Monsters” were featured in the Revue Magazine. Two other articles were published in WorldView Magazine. An essay, “Rhythm of the Grass: Letters from Moritz Thomsen,” was published by the Peace Corps Worldwide while another one, “My Life in the Land of the Eternal Spring” was published in Ragazine as was “Life’s Little Travel Lists” in Literary Yard. Yet another article appeared in “Crossing Class: The Invisible Wall” anthology published by “Wising Up Press.

His honors include the “Service Above Self” award from Rotary International. His wife and three children were born in Guatemala and reside in the Phoenix area. You can learn more at www.MillionMileWalker.com and follow him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/millionmilewalker/

Richard McMaster:

Richard McMaster is the author of four novels: Voyage of Life, Shadow in the Night, Aaron’s War, 2018 Arizona Writer’s Association runner up fiction book of the year, and screenplays, The Attic, and Ticket to Heaven. Before embarking on a writing career, he was a health care executive, heading up three different start-up companies, one which ranked fifth largest of its kind in the United States. He is a native Iowan blessed to have lived twenty years in beautiful Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and now in Arizona since 2011.

His reading interests range widely from classics and contemporary fiction to non-fiction science, psychology and biographies. His favorite author is Ivan Doig. He has a special interest in the World War II time period, human behavior, psychology, and physics.

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.

Be a Writer

What’s Involved?
Got an urge to write, but don’t know how to begin?

First, say these words, I am a writer! Out loud, I AM A WRITER!

Now go tell everyone you know and even strangers that you are a writer.

Once your writing muse hears you, there’s no turning back you’re hooked.

So roll up your sleeves, sharpen some pencils or turn on the computer, your job is to make those words come true so start writing and keep it going! Ah, now that’s the hard part. Writing takes courage, perseverance, determination, discipline, creativity and boldness.

We are here to help. Writers need writers.

DON’T delete this Web site, bookmark it when your first book is published, you’ll be glad you did!

Submitted by
Eileen Birin
Neelie Publishing

Please contact us at:
The Phoenix Writers Club
P.O. Box 17413
Phoenix, AZ 85011-0413

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. ~Eleanor Roosevelt