Our Guest Speaker for Sept. 9th will be Jude Johnson, Author of Dragon & Hawk Saga

Author and Historian Jude Johnson will be our guest speaker for the Sept. 9th Women Impacting Tucson Luncheon at the Arizona Inn. Jude Johnson is the author of the Dragon & Hawk saga, a trilogy of historical novels that follow the adventures of Welsh immigrant Evan Jones and his family in the Arizona Territory.

Published by Champagne Books: Dragon & Hawk; Book Two, Out of Forgotten Ashes; Book Three, Dragon’s Legacy. Also published by Champagne Books: a short historical fantasy about a selchie and an officer of the British Navy during the Napoleonic wars, Within The Mists, and coming soon, a contemporary romance novella trilogy set amid the rigors of ballroom dancing called Save the Last Dance. The first, A Dangerous Dance, will be released in September 2013, with A Wicked Waltz and A Torrid Tango to follow in 2014.

Jude has also written short stories in collections: Seven Dress Sizes by 7DS Books, Shared Whispers (coming from Champagne Books soon), and eto Magazine.
Living in Tucson, Arizona, Jude is a member of Gecko Gals Ink, LLC, a group of five sassy local authors who help other writers develop their craft through writing seminars. She is an active member of the Welsh League of Arizona as well. She has spoken about her research and writing at the West Coast Eisteddfod in Los Angeles, the Sierra Vista Historical Society, the Adobe Corral of the Westerners, the Arizona Historical Society, and numerous times on BBC Radio Wales.

In addition to Jude Johnson’s presentation, we will also hear briefly from Marianne Hadden, Development Director of the College of Public Health at the U. of A. Marianne will share with us some fascinating research and development activity that is happening.
Please join Jude Johnson and Marianne Hadden for our monthly meeting at the Arizona Inn, September 9th, 2013.

Marianne Hadden WIT Presentation Slides: Marianne Hadden WIT Presentation 9.9.13

11:20 Registration
11:30 Introductions / Announcements
11:50 Marianne Hadden, Director of Development, College of Public Health
12:05 Author Jude Johnson-Seven Dress Sizes and Women’s Roles in AZ Territorial Times
12:35 Think Tank
1:00 Closing and Networking

The cost is $25 and includes a delicious meal with dessert.
Please RSVP by — THURSDAY, SEPT. 5th by simply going to:


It’s easy to do and you can pay with credit card, PayPal or pay with a check at the door. Registration page is also mobile-friendly.

Reservations made after September 5th will incur a $5 fee.

Your reservation is your obligation.
(Be sure to cancel your reservation at least 24 hours prior to the event if you are unable to attend. No shows are responsible for the cost of their meal and will be billed.) For questions regarding registration, please contact Ellie or Jennifer, #323-3100 or via email.

For questions regarding registration, please contact Ellie or Jennifer, #323-3100.

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Historic Arizona Inn
2200 E. Elm Street
(Between Campbell and Tucson Blvd on Elm Street-ample parking.) Click here for a map: http://www.arizonainn.com/location/

WOMEN IMPACTING TUCSON is a non-political network for women enhancing the community through the flow of information and input supporting Women Leaders of our city and enriching each woman who attends. 

Founder: Christine Harvey 

Moderator: Ellie Patterson 

Finance: Suzanne Faustlin, Jennifer Delaney

Think Tank: Francie Merryman, Beth Walkup

Registration: Suzanne Faustlin, Jennifer Delaney

Chaplain: Ruby Peckford, Mardee Briscoe

Media/PR: Mina Goldberg

Programs: Suzanne Faustlin, Beth Walkup, Ruby Peckford, Ellie Patterson, Francie Merryman

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