and Carol are known locally as Mr. and Mrs. Hobo. They once owned and operated
an ice cream parlor in Carrabelle that they named Hobo's. Richard's first book
is entitled -"Hobo-ing America." He also has a popular blog that
he has named "The
Hobo Philosopher." Richard recently won a first place award
for humor from the Florida Press Association.
has had the same goal in mind for years. He wanted to create books of his writings
and publish them - the "build it and they will come" idea. Today Richard
has three published works all currently available on Amazon.com. - a novel - "Honor
Thy Father and Thy Mother;" a mini novel - "A Summer with Charlie,"
and his hobo-ing travelogue,"Hobo-ing America." His most recent
publication is "The Eastpointer: Life in a Sleepy, Little Fishing Village."
The town of Eastpoint is the oyster capital of Florida. This volume contains a
selection of columns that create a portrait of life in that town. It also gives
the reader insight into what the Franklin County town has meant to Richard Edward
Noble and his wife, Carol. Noble says, "These columns are light spirited,
a few are serious and hopefully some are downright funny. My goal is that they
all contain bits of wit and a trace of wisdom."
for Richard's next work, "Noble Notes on Famous Folks," due out
spring/summer of 2009. Of the new work Richard has written: This book contains
the opnions, instights and interpretations of the author along with historical
facts, quotes and situations.
are notes that I have accumulated over the years. Most of the sources are stated
in the individual note. All these notes were originally written for my own edification
and to assist my memory. You might look at this work as my homeschooled college
diary or study notes. I've included in this volume a variety of ancient and modern
characters ranging from Constantine to Bill Clinton. Some are treated humorously,
some satirically and some seriously.
0979808545 / 9780979808548
Page Count: 172
/ Form / Essays
the CreateSpace program sponsored by Amazon, Richard has found the place to fulfill
all his writing dreams. It is a do-it-yourself On Demand program. He and his wife
Carol will give further details of how they have been successful in utilizing
this program to publish Richard's books at minimal expense. For example, they
recently published a revised edition of "Hobo-ing America." The whole
transaction including a proof copy and the discounted purchase of 10 copies cost
them less than $100. At present they are able to buy books to sell themselves
from CreateSpace for approximately $5.00 each including shipping and handling.
and Carol Noble shared tips about their publishing experience at Trinity Episcopal
Church on November 5, 2008, as part of the panel presenting "Getting Published:
Taking your Baby from Desktop to Bookshop," along with Dawn Evans Radford,
and Perky Granger.