PWP Board Members & Appointees

 Pat Fogarty, President

President — Patrick Fogarty

Patrick is a short story author and poet. He writes creative nonfiction, historical nonfiction, memoir and poetry. Born and raised in the south Bronx, his stories and poems are infused with personal experiences. He is a graduate of Yavapai College’s Creative Writing Program. His stories have been published Threshold—the literary magazine of Yavapai College, Inscape—the literary magazine of Washburn University, Australia’s Tincture Journal and several online poetry and literary magazines.

 

Vice-President of Programs — Katherine Caccavale

Katherine Caccavale hails from the east coast, and it was there where she accrued a background in market development and promotions. Coming to the west some twenty years ago and acquiring a master’s degree in education for some unknown reason, her writing remains stacked in piles on the desk in the corner, waiting for the right moment!

 

 

 

Secretary— Bill Johnstone

Bill retired after careers in organization management, city planning and Federal service. All of his work required writing skills of a technical nature: land use studies, urban design projects, newsletters, environmental impact statements, resource management plans and business correspondence. Now he writes for the fun of it. He has completed two novels, and dozens of short stories and continues to explore fiction and non-fiction venues. Many of his stories have been published and he has won short story contests in Arizona and New Mexico. A graduate of Ohio State University, he later earned a Masters of City Planning from Oklahoma University. He has lived “just about everywhere” in the United States and draws on these experiences to texture his writing.

 

Treasurer— John Maher

As a recently retired pirate, John Maher’s had years of experience handling vast amounts of doubloons, pieces of eight, silver bars, diamond encrusted jewelry and other ill-gotten gains.  He exited the buccaneering trade, with all limbs intact, intending on becoming a jelly donut filler.

OK, maybe not.  Having graduated college with an English degree, John announced to his father that he would write the great American novel.  His father, then VP of Sales at Random House replied, “Buy a mirror.”  John asked, “Why?”  His father said, “To watch yourself starve.  Writers don’t make any money.” 

Since he had a keen interest in eating regularly, John spent the next 40+ years in the advertising business as a senior manager and media strategist in New York, Boston and Los Angeles.  (There are people who believe ad professionals are like pirates, because some can be unscrupulous adventurers.   Please refer to “Mad Men” for additional details.)  He worked on hundreds of accounts from the sublime, Godiva Chocolatier, to the ridiculous, Trump Taj Mahal.

After retiring from the ad game, John finally had time to write.  He has two nascent novels in the works, one titled “Family Secrets”.  He’s also written a memoir of almost 40 short stories, tentative title “Me and the Old Man”, that he hopes to publish this year.

 

Membership Chair & Bulletin— Marian Powell

 

 

Publicity — Katherine Caccavale and Maria Lynam

Katherine Caccavale hails from the east coast, and it was there where she accrued a background in market development and promotions. Coming to the west some twenty years ago and acquiring a master’s degree in education for some unknown reason, her writing remains stacked in piles on the desk in the corner, waiting for the right moment!

 

 

 

 

Greeter & Public Relations — Peggy Falconer

 

Susan Lanning_2016

Special Projects — Susan Lanning

Susan was an English teacher for almost 30 years. She’s been writing seriously since 1970, preferring suspense and mystery novels. She has now published multiple novels and teaches fiction-writing through OLLI.

 

 

Webmistress— Jeannie Leighton