Storytelling as a Calling: A Book Love blog post

Storytelling is a calling: we manufacture meaning out of events through the act of storymaking. After all, the human experience doesn’t really make sense on a day to day basis. Story is a fabric laid transparent over the bumps and bricks of random occurrence, a map...

Was Hemingway Right? Write Drunk, Edit Sober

Created by Australian writing blog, The Expert Editor, "The Science Behind Writing Drunk and Editing Sober" reveals that Hemingway was definitely on to something. Using a variety of studies, "The Science Behind" demonstrates that at a fairly low threshold of alcohol,...

The Wonder of Lichens: A Resource List

In writing my new novelette Holy Trinity, I was able to learn a lot about Pacific Northwest lichens. Lichens are a fascinating species, not merely because they have never been bred or artificially synthesized by human beings, but also because they've influenced so...

Holy Trinity: An Eagle Tree Story

The Eagle Tree was published by Little A Books in 2016 and became a national bestseller, delivered to over 80,000 readers. Thank you for being part of this marvelous publication journey in 2016! Ned Hayes worked with Kindle Select to provide a set of New...

Book Club Guide

THE EAGLE TREE is now available from your local bookstores,  Amazon and Barnes & Noble. "The Eagle Tree is a gorgeously written novel that features one of the most accurate, finely drawn and memorable autistic protagonists in literature. Credible, authentic, powerful....

Words Matter: 15 Seconds of Truth

Earlier this year, I recorded a quick little video for Amazon Publishing to post on their public websites to promote my newly bestselling book THE EAGLE TREE. This is a post about what words I chose to use, and why.        15 seconds of talking might not matter much....

An Interactive Evening with Ned Hayes and Friends

OLYMPIA, WA, JUNE 4, 2016 Browsers Bookstore in Olympia is excited to host an “Interactive Evening” with Author Ned Hayes, featuring notable local actors performing scenes from his bestselling novel The Eagle Tree. The Eagle Tree by Ned Hayes (Little A) was...

Endorsements – The Eagle Tree

"The Eagle Tree is a gorgeously written novel that features one of the most accurate, finely drawn and memorable autistic protagonists in literature. The hero of the book is like a 14-year-old Walt Whitman with autism, seeking communion with the ancient magnificent...