Mario(n) Myatt
Groundwaters Publishing, LLC
"Bubbling up in our own good time-- online."

I was born in Walnut, Arkansas in 1934, grew up in Fort Smith, AR and moved to
Oregon in 1950. I started writing children’s stories last September at the age of 76
and I’m loving it. I have a wife and two daughters.
(Spring 2011)

Website address: none available

Index of Groundwaters contributions:
Volume 7 Issue 3 - "Fido, the Feral Cat" (fiction)
Volume 7 Issue 4 - "Meet My Roses" (fiction)
Volume 8 Issue 2 - "A Letter to Grandpa" (personal experience/non-fiction)
Volume 8 Issue 3 - "First Impressions" (personal experience/non-fiction)
Volume 8 Issue 4 - "Fulfilling My Dream" (fiction)
Volume 9 Issue 3 - "Fred Bigfoot" (fiction)
Volume 9 Issue 4 - "A Day With Dad" (personal experience/non-fiction)
Volume 10 Issue 1 - "The Year of the Snake" (personal experience/non-fiction)
Volume 10 Issue 2 - "Kopek, The Russian Pooch" (fiction)
Volume 10 Issue 3 - "Life on the Half Shell" (fiction)
Volume 11 Issue 1 - "Almost Lost in America" (personal experience/non-fiction)
Mario Myatt
January 22, 1934 - July 9,2015
When Mario first contacted us
in 2010, he sent several
children’s stories. They were  
obviously written by someone
with a vivid imagination and a
child-like sense of humor with
few writing skills. He admitted
to being a storyteller -- he told
these original stories to his
grandchildren as they sat
upon his knee. Later he wrote
the following:

“I am amazed and well-
pleased at the attention you’
ve given to the stories I have
submitted. I just started
writing just this last
September, and I am 77 years
old. Hardly no education, but
am fi nding that I like to put
stuff on paper.“

We didn’t print those first few
stories. They were just too
rough. I suggested that he join
a writer’s group, and I believe
that he did. Mario continued to
take the suggestions and
criticisms that came his way
and his writing kept improving.
My personal all-time favorite is
“Fred Bigfoot” published in the
Spring 2013 issue.

How sad we were to learn that
he had passed. You will truly
be missed, Mario!