NAME: Joanne Payne Davies aka J.H. Payne
WHAT SHE WRITES: Descriptive essays, poetry, flash fiction, short stories, and creative non-fiction
HOW LONG HAS SHE BEEN WRITING?: Fifty-plus years
WHEN DID SHE JOIN THE LIBRARY GROUP?: October 2014.
HOW MANY TIMES HAS SHE PARTICIPATED IN CAMP NANOWRIMO, or NANOWRIMO? : To one degree or another–four NaNo’s.
HOW MANY BOOKS HAS SHE WRITTEN? OR HOW MANY PROJECTS HAS SHE COMPLETED?: One inadequate novel (shelved); since I write all the time, I’ve got a varied inventory of short pieces–some completed, some “maturing”, and some still barely sprouted.
WANT TO KNOW SOMETHING INTERESTING ABOUT Joanne?: n/a
WHAT IS HER CURRENT PROJECT?: Organizing that inventory into collections or chapbooks. I’m also preparing to rewrite the novel because the characters refuse to stay on the shelf. Since it is set in a small Ontario town which I created many years ago (and several inventory pieces are set there), this may take the form of linked short stories. Too soon to tell.