Nowick Gray

Biography

I have lived and traveled throughout North America, in recent years embarking on wider travels. Having taught in Inuit schools in the Arctic, built a homestead in the BC mountains, and performed with West African drum and dance troupes, I currently make my home in Victoria, BC, working as a freelance copy editor and writer, with several published works of fiction and nonfiction.

Smashwords Interview

What was the inspiration for your book, Rendezvous?
The core story in Rendezvous is a real-life adventure my family and I experienced in 1987 in the Purcell Mountains of British Columbia. The successful outcome of that adventure, with its numerous challenges and pitfalls, allowed me to muse on a variety of “what-if” scenarios stemming from the actual story line - most of them disastrous. In the paranormal sense, and structurally in the novella, I conceived of these as alternative timelines or parallel realities. Somehow karmically the other characters and I “chose” the one scenario leading to our survival.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy is to tap into that miracle of creation itself. The characters take on a life of their own, the story writes itself through me. There is a lot of satisfaction too in working with the material, helping to shape it as it shapes itself. There is also the hard-earned joy of crafting and improving the work after the first drafts. But the core joy comes from the role of midwife in the birthing of a new reality.
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Books

Red Rock Road, Light Blue Sea
Price: Free! Words: 63,010. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
Midlife Canadians in a fledgling relationship, Wilson and Noella trek the wild edges of Spain and Portugal, a honeymoon-flavored pilgrimage of creative inspiration. Navigating between bliss and burnout, they retreat to the island of Formentera, where their rustic cottage proves a crucible of reinvention: of self, of love, of new art.
The Last Book: Further Confessions of Felix Krull, Confidence Man
Price: Free! Words: 108,370. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Mashups
Thomas Mann’s unfinished European classic takes a speculative turn when Felix Krull meets his match, the first woman president, in a dystopian future.

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