Professional Writers of Prescott • 4 Authors • Reading, Q&A, Booksigning

2 pm | SATURDAY, JULY 22PWP logo

Four local authors and members of the Professional Writers of Prescott will be at the Peregrine to discuss their works. Please join these authors for an eclectic presentation!

Creighton Thompson is the author of Failing Good! My Stories of Triumph, Failure and Perseverance... But Mostly Failure, Some Fraud and a Lot of Quitting.

Darlis Sailors wrote Reflections: Inspirational Stories from Everyday Life.

Award-winning children's author Pat Frayne writes fast-paced magical adventures in her series, Topaz the Conjure Cat.

Wendy Ratner presents her newest children's book, Sheena's Kiss.

Professional Writers of Prescott, also known as Prescott Writers, is a network of published and non-published writers and editors who live in the “Quad-Cities” — Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, and Dewey/Humboldt — and in the Verde Valley — Sedona, Cottonwood, Camp Verde, Cornville, and Clarkdale — in Yavapai County, Arizona.

About the Authors and Their Books

failing goodCreighton Thompson

.... is a local Prescott author. His book Failing Good! My Stories of Triumph, Failure and Perseverance is a well-crafted collection of essays chronicling his growing up and goofing up in the 1960s and 70s, then avoiding jail and rehab throughout the 80s and 90s. The presentation is fun, lively and dynamic at times. You’ll enjoy a few laughs, some tears and a slight touch of nausea…the funny kind.

reflectionsDarlis Sailors

.... grew up in a minister's home, graduated from college and became a teacher. Life is full of interesting stories because of interesting people. Being involved as a teacher with children, teens and adults of all has has brought a variety of experiences. Besides her published book of creative non-fiction, Reflections: Inspirational Stories from Everyday Life, she shares inspirational stories weekly on her blog, New Day by Darlis.


Pat Frayne,

.... native of Philadelphia, is the author of the series: Topaz the Conjure Cat. These are fast-paced adventure fantasies about a large cat descendant from a special breed endowed with unique magical abilities. Topaz lives in a world inhabited by fairies, elves, and other mystical beings. Frayne's grandchildren have been her biggest creative inspiration. Her books are enjoyed by parents, grandparents, and children alike. She lives with her husband, Ron in a small town in Arizona. Her latest book won First Place in Reader Views Classics for Children.

Wendy Ratner

.... lives a peaceful life in northern Arizona, sitting on her deck watching the sunrise and the birds. A graduate of the State University of New York at Potsdam and C.W. Post University, she taught middle school English for many years, and co-authored Reading Between the Lines for students who wish to learn how to write essays answering DBQ’s (Data-Based Questions) about American History. Sheena's Kiss is her first children’s book. She spends her time enjoying the unique nature and culture of the high desert country with her husband and, of course, their beloved friend, Sheena.

Event date: 

Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 2:00pm

Event address: 

The Peregrine Book Company
219A North Cortez
Prescott, AZ 86301