DSC_8012_ppJoseph Caulkins is a conductor, mountaineer, writer and all-around Renaissance man. He is currently a freelance writer and Music Columnist for Florida Weekly, named the best weekly newspaper in the state by the Florida Press Association. A humorist and satirist with a unique world view and a perverse love of onomatopoeia, Joseph’s engaging wit and charming storytelling are front and center in his short stories Sing it Dirty, The Audition, A Palm Sunday Miracle and in his recent humorous memoir Search for Sandbar, Surreal Adventures from an 8-year-old’s Perspective.

Each summer Joseph travels to Southern France, to the solitude of a small country village, where he writes, speaks with the locals mostly in pantomime, climbs mountains, and works alongside his faithful cat Milhaud (pronounced Mee-Oh), all while refining his wine tasting skills with his wife Michelle.


A Writers Life

[img src=http://www.josephcaulkins.com/wp-content/flagallery/a-writers-life/thumbs/thumbs_writergall1.jpg]9030Mushrooms & Fellowship
The first cèpes of the season brings the village together
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Joseph, Michelle, and Mayor Marcel Martinez after a press event
[img src=http://www.josephcaulkins.com/wp-content/flagallery/a-writers-life/thumbs/thumbs_writergallery11.jpg]11790Axat, France
The trail leads to a place where your mind is empty and free
[img src=http://www.josephcaulkins.com/wp-content/flagallery/a-writers-life/thumbs/thumbs_writergallery21.jpg]10980Neighbors and Friends
A simple life where fresh bread and good friends are all you need
[img src=http://www.josephcaulkins.com/wp-content/flagallery/a-writers-life/thumbs/thumbs_writergallery31.jpg]10630Castle
Everyone should have a their own neighborhood castle and a fairytale to go with it
[img src=http://www.josephcaulkins.com/wp-content/flagallery/a-writers-life/thumbs/thumbs_writergallery41.jpg]10260France
Twice a year the cascade of sheep flow through the village
[img src=http://www.josephcaulkins.com/wp-content/flagallery/a-writers-life/thumbs/thumbs_writergallery51.jpg]10040Joe & Michelle Caulkins
Every good writer needs a Muse, Michelle has been that for more than 25 years
[img src=http://www.josephcaulkins.com/wp-content/flagallery/a-writers-life/thumbs/thumbs_writergallery61.jpg]9760Mushrooms
When picking wild mushrooms, I always recommend a note from the pharmacist
[img src=http://www.josephcaulkins.com/wp-content/flagallery/a-writers-life/thumbs/thumbs_writergallery7-2-1.jpg]9580Welcome to my bistro
[img src=http://www.josephcaulkins.com/wp-content/flagallery/a-writers-life/thumbs/thumbs_writergallery81.jpg]9280Wine Country
The land of a thousand vineyards