After earning a BFA in creative writing, Omaha, NE resident Sally Walker started her full-time writing career over twenty-five years ago and quickly won acclaim for her stage plays and screenplays, internationally published poetry, non-fiction and fiction. Amazon.com lists her novels, as well as two adult literacy anthologies, TELL ME OF LOVE and THE REAL WEST, containing her work. The collection of 365 essays A WRITER’S YEAR came out in electronic format in early 2011 and three screenwriting textbooks in 2012. Other fiction textbooks will follow, as well as more novels and novella collections.
Wife of a bagpipe-playing engineer and mother of three grown daughters, this retired critical care R.N. is currently Editorial Director for The Fiction Works, a traditional small publishing company offering electronic, print and audio material. For ten years she was a staff writer for two international film industry magazines, providing craft articles and interviews. Recommended for her analytical skills by members of the UCLA Film Department, she serves as an annual screenplay judge for one film festival and a national competition.
Sally is a client of Joel Gotler of IPG in L.A. with 30 screenplays currently on her resume, THE GIFT EXCHANGE in pre-production and the adaptation of her novel DESERT TIME being marketed as a mini-series for cable. Her writing affiliations have included a study-critique group she founded called the Nebraska Writers Workshop, Romance Writers of America, Western Writers of America, and the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators. She served as the '07-11 President of the prestigious Nebraska Writers Guild. Sally presents writing seminars on a regular basis for her local community college and has taught screenwriting at RT's annual convention and the Moondance International Film Festival, as well as a variety of courses for many on-line sponsors including several chapters of RWA and the eclectic, international list SavvyAuthors.com. She has coached close to 5,000 students since presenting her first creative writing seminar in 1987.
More in-depth information on Sally can be found at http://www.salyjwalker.com.