As a child, Noel became entranced with storytelling while endlessly re-reading The Great Escape (the one with the alligators). He grew serious about it somewhere around his 14th viewing of Star Wars (sometime in 1979), and realized there was an art to it while secretly reading his father’s Edward Gorey books by flashlight.
Obsessive, secret, late night viewing of Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone taught him that a great deal of meaning could be packed into very little. And then he found Ray Bradbury, who brought a lifelong love of the written word.
Noel lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife, son, their three pet tarantulas, and–on alternate weekends–the family ghost.