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Joan Daulby

Joined Sep 25 2010
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Mount St. Louis, Ontario
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The year of the millinium brought extra time for myself and my family.  I revisited my love for writing and began writing short stories, poetry and of course a book.  After all, don't we all start with a book. 

In 2006, I was looking for someone with whom to share my writing and joined the Mariposa Writers' Group.  In 2007, I entered the Lake Country Literary Lapses Writing Contest and placed third for my short fiction story, "Moments Shared" as well as third in the poetry category with my entry "To Kiss and Hug You Back."  Both of these stories can be read in "Our Literary Lapses," an anthology published by The Mariposa Writers' Group.

As a result of an exercise at one of the group meetings, where we were to write something about a sound in childhood,  I developed a character around the wind and the noise it made.  I had to give the wind a name and called him Walter Wind.  I thought I would finish the story when I got home and Walter was born.  I now have five Walter Wind stories which are published and one more ready to be signed on.  That was the beginning of my career with children's stories.  

My Walter Wind series cotinues to grow but I also have a delightful collection of others--Cool Blues (under contract), The Teapot that Couldn't Drip, Mr. Eland's Sunday Visits, A Horse Named Mystic--to name a few. 

And yes, I am still working on my book.  (smile) 

I currently belong to two writing groups--The Mariposa Writer's Group and I am the founding member of the Writer's Cauldron.

I have set up my own website:  A run down of my published books, new releases and blog story entries can be found here.  Of course there is also a members tab where all who wish to join are invited to do so.

I look forward to many more years exploring the joy of writing. 

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Reply Joan Daulby
9:52 PM on May 31, 2011 
Thanks for the reply and Heads Up on the June 07 meeting.

Regards, Joan
Reply W. J. (Bill) Pretty
10:02 AM on May 30, 2011 
I have been thinking of joining the group for some time but finally found your website. I guess I did not look too hard. I met Alice de Munnik at church and she invited me to the next meeting on June 7. However I already have a committment at the Literacy Council on that date but I hope to meet other members at a later date.
Reply Alice de Munnik
2:46 PM on October 25, 2010 
So, Joan, where is your profile and Frank's profile. I thought we were all putting stuff in to show who we are. I did finally see your comment about where all the MWG members are. Alice
Reply Francis Daulby
2:23 PM on October 24, 2010 
Four words--never to be spoken.

You may paint a thousand pictures. Few will ask, "What gallery represents you?"
You may sing a thousand songs. Few will ask, "How many recordings have you released?"

Now whisper,"I am a writer," in a stranger's ear and the room will ask, "What have you published," as if writing had but one goal.

Publishing--the curse of writing.
Scribatiously Yours
Francis Daulby
Spelling and grammatical errors included to please the most discriminating reader.