Charles Arthur Sale is a writer, editor, and photographer. With Naomi Lea Sawyer he is co-author of The Successor, Book One in the Chronicles of the Two Worlds fantasy series. The Successor will be released in 2016. Follow us here and on Facebook and Twitter for news of its release and the release of its sequal, The Culling.
Mr. Sale began devoting himself to photography in 2000. His prior fine art training - especially in composition, value management, and color management in oil painting - contributes significantly to the quality of his photographic works. The City of Colorado Springs recently honored his work by selecting from 207 contest entries three of his landscape photographs for the official Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Department 2014 calendar. He was third-place winner in the fifth annual photo contest of Defenders of Wildlife.
Mr. Sale's photography is strongly influenced by his formal training in oil painting and watercolor. He studied watercolor under California artists Chris Van Winkle, Coni Grant, and Jim Burns, and oil painting under Colorado artists Don Sahli, Charles Mardosz, and Coni Grant and under Massachusetts artist Charles Movalli. Mr. Sale attended the Sahli School of Art in Evergreen, Colorado, and is a past member of the Huntington Gardens Art Guild, Mid-Valley Arts League, and San Gabriel Fine Arts Association in California. He was a founding member of the Foothill Painters Guild of Monrovia, California.
Mr. Sale began writing and editing professionally during his 30-year law enforcement career in the Los Angeles Police Department. He co-authored and edited Police, a 668-page book published by the Federal Government, and Human Relations in the Police Service, published by the City of Los Angeles. He was the speechwriter for the Chief of Police; an editorial proofreader for the Los Angeles Times; and an editorial consultant at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). The list of people for whom he has ghostwritten is long and, because of the nature of the work, undisclosed. Mr. Sale holds a bachelor’s degree in English from California State University at Los Angeles.