Monthly Archives: December 2011

Here’s a little something about me

Hi there everyone. Today my friend, and writing assistant, Rebecca and I more or less figured out the basics of WordPress. There is still a lot to be learned and I think that each day we’ll learn a little more. On a writing note, a new story was created today in first draft form for the second installment of Bear Spring Camps stories.

Here in Central Pennsylvania the cold weather has set in and I find it cozy to stay inside with the heater on and write. My kitty cat Keekee is always nearby, mostly sleeping. She is a domestic longhair with calico colors. She’s five and she’s my buddy.

Just a little bit more about me. I was born in Pittsburgh, moved to State College in 1968 when I was three. I began writing in my 20s and have loved it ever since. I’ve taken stabs at screenplay writing, play writing, and short stories. I have one play under my belt, titled Kimberly, which had a stage reading at a local theatre about an hour away. Response was positive.

With the work week winding down, I will make every effort to post next Wednesday.

Happy New Year to all and take care.

Greetings Blog Readers

My name is Joseph M. Kockelmans and this is my first blog entry. I just want to say hello to  everyone and to let all who are interested know that I am an author and have one book published. I am 46 years old and have been vacationing in the state of Maine all my life. My book deals with my experiences at Bear Spring Camps in central Maine. It is a fun folksy light read which would be enjoyable for anyone. It is called Picking Up Where We Left Off: My Bear Spring Camps stories and you can find it at

As I get more familiar with blogging, I hope to post once a week to start and more often after that.