More About the Author
Renaissance Man. Local Marketing Director multi-tasks another hobby into a profession.
Deerfield Beach Florida, August 1, 2010
To look at Wayne Gales'author of "Treasure Key" list of accomplishments, you would either think he has a great imagination, or has really packed a lot into his life. Ex motorcycle and car racer, gourmet chef, world traveler (24 countries and all 50 states), airline employee, tour operator, rock & roll and country musician, hotel Sales and Marketing Director, and most lately, published author.
"My late father said 'write what you know about' I did lots of articles and stories about my racing, mostly off road, Baja 1000 and things like that" Says Gales. "When I moved to the Florida Keys in 1997 I started doing articles for the Key West Citizen. They were mostly local light humor. I always had this novel rattling around in my head. When my wife Tina started working nights in December of this year, I sat down at the keyboard and cranked most of this thing out in 89 Days. I guess I made a bucket list a long time ago and have done a good job checking it off"
While "Treasure Key" is fictional novel about a single father in Key West, Gales dug deep into his own persona to write the book. Living in Key West as Director of Sales and Marketing at Ocean Key Resort off and on for several years, he has two teenage children and lived in a houseboat like his fictional main character in the novel, Russell Bricklin Wahl. His heritage goes back in the Keys over ten generations, and the time spent pouring over microfilm in the Key West library presented him with a wealth of historical information that also contributed to the book.
When not writing, fishing, playing golf or sitting in with a local country or rock & roll band, what does Gales do with his time? His "real" job is Director of Sales and Marketing at the Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach