Interview with I J Noble

What do you read for pleasure?
In my early years I enjoyed reading adventure stories such as Treasure Island, Robin Hood & Ivanhoe to name but a few. As an adult I have read all the war books of Sven Hassel, I am also a big Rumpole fan, and I have loved reading The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I enjoy using my Kindle.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book "The Cockney Who Could Only Speak French" involves two murders, amateur detection, and a treasure hunt.
Describe your desk
It's a bloody mess!
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I haven't fully grown up, but if you happen to read The Lost Birds, this will give you an inkling of how the marshes of Cardigan influenced my writing.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing at the age of twelve.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
It gives me more control over my hobby.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Favourable feedback from my readers.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I have been on for twenty four hours and had ten downloads and two sales
What are you working on next?
I will be working on another collection of short stories
Who are your favourite authors?
John Mortimer, John Steinbeck and Sven Hassel
Published 2016-06-29.
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Books by This Author

Telynog's Tail
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,480. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Whether he lives or dies is down to his awareness of what's going on around him - he is often just a moment away from being some animals dinner.. He also has to battle the elements - being one of few that survived the cold, hard and long winter of '62-'63, when thousands of birds and animals died of cold and hunger...
The Lost Birds
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,080. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
On their epic journey back to Australia, two finches, Toomo and Henabe have a steep learning curve on how to stay alive. It seems everything wants to catch and eat them. I've sold hundreds of paper back copies of this book around the world, I've had feedback from people as young as 8 and as old as 74, and all ages in between. I've never received any negative feedback to date.
The Day A Very Unusual Boy Went To School
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,420. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Tim is a boy that has had big changes to his life - not all good ones. He is being hounded by bullies at his new school - but he has a reprieve in the summer holidays when he get a part in a film. He and his mother spend the summer in a castle, were he makes a very unusual friend. Unknown to Tim the film is being made by the C. I. A. Tim takes his new friend to school to sort out the bullies!