Meet the Author
Hello, readers! My name is Noel Wellington. I am the author of the fantasy trilogy The God’s Bracelet, the fantasy novels Find Me and The Sliding, the post-apocalyptic action drama Evil, 100%, the detective thriller The Things I Love and Hate, the science fiction novel The Teeholyne Chronicles: The Stranded, and the science fiction novella The Disservice.
I also write poetry, and the poems and songs from my books are published in two collections: the now-obsolete The God’s Bracelet: Poems, which included the poetry from only the trilogy, and its new edition Poems, which includes poetry from all of my books.
Born in the 70’s in Moscow, the capital of the former Soviet Union, I had not been spoiled by an abundance of fiction available to read. Back then, I had been mostly reading history books and classical fiction such as the works of R. L. Stevenson, J. Verne, and eventually R. Bradbury and a handful of other authors. My inquisitive and romantic mindset longed for fiction, but there was not much available, so I started filling the vacuum by inventing my own stories. Eventually, enough ideas had accumulated to form a book. And another one. And more. The God’s Bracelet series was born.
All the three novels of the series are complete and are undergoing editing.
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An engineer by training and a software developer by necessity, I had moved to Canada in the late 90’s. After having worked in various software development roles, each of them requiring technical writing, I finally decided to use this experience and to put my fiction ideas on paper (or e-paper). My children had influenced this decision a lot through their interest in fantasy and role-playing games. Together, we had invented fictional races and their adventures, which became the foundation for the 2nd book of the series.
The work on the 1st book, Finding Ishtar, had been started in November of 2015 and completed in August 2019. In parallel with finishing the last chapters of the 1st book, I had started to work on the 2nd book, Double Hazard, and a little later on the 3d book, The Mute Eye. I had not originally planned to write more than one book. Even one seemed like a lot! But it soon became clear that there was too much material swirling in my mind for one book, and all of it had to be put on paper before I forgot.
Looking back, I now realize that several authors, who are little known outside of Russia, had influenced my writing style the most. One of them was Vitaly Bianki. I read his entire collected writings over the course of one or two years, when I was between 7 and 9 years old. V. Bianki wrote mostly about nature. His vivid stories about the woods, inhabited by birds and animals, helped me, a city boy back then, relieve the feeling of living in a concrete jungle. The other writer worth mentioning was Konstantin Paustovsky, especially his works about travels and the outdoors.
Later on, my parents bought a cottage, in a small village, and while spending summer breaks there, I became exposed to the wonders of endless fields, woods, and rivers. My interest in reading about nature kept growing. No wonder! For the first 5 or so years at the cottage, we did not have a TV set or radio, and my only company were my grandmother and a couple of buddies. The village’s population was mostly of retirement age, and I was lucky to befriend two or three local boys of about the same age as I was. I ended up spending at least 4-6 hours a day reading books found at the meagre local library. They were mostly pre-selected titles, required by the state-run school program, with an odd extracurricular title among them.
In high school, I made my first attempts at creative writing that eventually won some praise from my teachers. Far from ready for a broader audience, they still laid the foundation for resuming writing at a later time. Now, I feel that the time has come, and I wish to put my works out, for the world to read.