Interview with Gordon Noice

Describe your desk.
Actually, I don't have a desk. I write on a laptop from my couch which overlooks the Pacific Ocean.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The sound of the surf and another day to do something epic, whether that's writing, shooting a film, or hitting the waves. Most importantly, I look for an opportunity to help someone make it an awesome day.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
In the sixties and early seventies, Winter Park, Florida was a sleepy little community just outside of Orlando. Brick road main street and no strip malls. Downtown O-ville's skyline had two six-story buildings at the end of Orange Avenue. You have to remember this was "Pre-Mouse"- before Disney arrived. It's a zoo there today but back then, lots of nature, clean lakes, no traffic, and being able to cruise the neighborhood with my friends led to exploring, adventure, and a lot of playing pretend. We let our imaginations run wild. Life was all about being outdoors.
When did you first start writing? Who inspired you?
I've been writing as long as I can remember. Songs, poems, anything to get it out of my system. Even though I was a terrible student, I had a high school English Lit teacher who saw promise in my work and gave me encouragement.
What is your writing process?
When I'm motivated, I can go for hours on end. Other days, I sit there gazing off with not much to say. I make it a habit to pop off something every day so loosely translated, I'm an undisciplined disciplinarian.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
It's SO easy to be an indie these days! Platforms like Smashwords make it a breeze to publish, promote, and get the story into online stores for readers to enjoy. Authorpreneurship is a respectable business model and social media makes it simple to market a book.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Going at it, looking up at the clock, and realizing I've been pounding the keys for seven hours. Whenever I lose my sense of time in something, that defines fun for me.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
My wife and I do so much together. We love to surf, travel the world, eat super healthy, and continue the honeymoon we've been on for the last decade-and-change.
What are you working on next?
I'm putting together a story about a woman who has three near-death experiences and finds herself getting progressively closer to heaven with each encounter.
Published 2016-11-10.
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Books by This Author

Die To Live: To the Edge of Heaven and Back
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 11,680. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Three life-threatening illnesses. Three glimpses of Heaven. Three times she had to come back. Based on the true story of Virginia Isbell’s journeys to the edge of eternity, DIE TO LIVE explores the controversial world of out-of-body experiences. Following her early years and the people that influenced Virginia, this is a fascinating memoir of coming to terms with life…and death.
The Last Laugh Is Free
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 97,980. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Biographical
A teenage boy on the streets of Chicago. Mixed up with the mafia. Surrounded by violence. Murder. At 19 he is sentenced to 5 years of hard labor with hardened criminals. It goes downhill from there. This is a true story- the tragic legacy of a dying father as told to his son. Who gets the last laugh? At what cost?
Surfing with the Holy Ghost
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,220. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational
100% of proceeds go to missions and ministries. An entertaining and humorous history of surfing and Christianity. We explore the concept of the parallel of the ocean & surfing to our personal relationship with the Holy Spirit. Foreword by Dr. Ray Self. Aloha ke Akua.