Ned Notes

The Ned Note is a monthly missive that highlights the curious and interesting, from books on writing craft to discerning updates on smartphone design and artificial intelligence. You will find notes on new novels as well as eclectic thoughts on board game design and insights into technology that may help us re-think the future of humanity. I am a novelist, a nationally syndicated journalist and the author of multiple books. So I also include items of personal interest, such as favorite bookstores and new book releases. Details on topics below.

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Author Bio

Ned HayesNed Hayes is a novelist and journalist whose books have been published around the world in multiple languages — most recently the national bestseller THE EAGLE TREEwhich was named one of the top 5 books about the autistic experience. His previous novels include the acclaimed historical novel SINFUL FOLK, illustrated by New York Times bestselling author/illustrator Nikki McClure, which was nominated for the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award. He was educated at Stanford University and the Rainier Writing Workshop and has served on the boards of the Reading Foundation and Clarion West.

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Book Notes

The Eagle Tree

I write a lot about books. I’m a prolific reader and I like to discuss the writing process.

I’m also a published author. My novel The Eagle Tree became a national bestseller, and was recommended by Temple Grandin and featured by Steve Silberman as one of the top 5 books on the autistic experience. The novel has been translated internationally, was previewed in a stage adaptation by the Northwest Playwrights’ Alliance and has also been optioned for film.

My other novels include the historical novel Sinful Folk which has now been translated into six languages. Booklist described Sinful Folk as “brilliantly conceived and beautifully executed… woven through with a deep knowledge of medieval history, all conveyed in mesmerizing prose.” (Booklist Review)

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