About Me: Daniel Noe is an author, artist, explorer, and contemplator of subjects large and small. He was born in Florida, grew up in New Hampshire, and has two younger sisters. Dan is fascinated by biology and has wanted to write science fiction since he was in fifth grade. He likes to take very long walks in the woods and look under rocks for small animals. He likes to build snow forts and watch lightning storms, but his favorite weather is fog. He likes bacon, pizza, and bacon pizza. He likes his burritos super spicy and his coffee ice cold. He very much likes cupcakes. He reads biographies, history, science fiction, and fantasy. His favorite authors include Michael Chrichton, Isaac Asimov, and Sylvia Engdahl. His favorite television shows include Star Trek, Doctor Who, and The Twilight Zone. He loves spaceships and dinosaurs and would like to ride either. Dan is a huge fan of Jesus. When Dan grows up, he wants to be just like him and create his own universes.
Books: I have written several books in multiple genres, including The Spider, The Witch, And The Spaceship (science fiction) and The Nutcase Across The Street (politics/current affairs). Most are available in paperback on Amazon. All are available on Kindle.
Way Out Life: At heart, I am an explorer. This is why I write novels about exploring other planets. However, I would rather have a real adventure than an imaginary one and I would rather take a walk in the woods surrounded by real animals than mere drawings. I visit places and report my findings on my blog WayOutLife.com, along with photographs of what I see. Since life itself is an adventure, I will also post things I learn about life and love, interesting products and people I discover, musings on physics and philosophy, and observations on ethics and spirituality. I know I don’t have all the answers, but I like to make people really think and question their assumptions. I say what I hear no one else saying. I also express myself in drawings and poetry. Life itself is an adventure. Fun is important. We all have to work to pay the bills, but why pay the bills just so you can keep working? What is the point of being alive at all if not to set apart time for play? Play is a celebration of God’s creation and of creativity. Play is worship. I find the fun things and places and shine a spotlight on them to glorify the one who created it all. There is bad in the world, but everything has some good in it. I will not ignore the bad, but I will find the good inside. Adventure can be found anywhere at any time. You do not have to go far looking for it. You do not have to be lucky enough for it to happen to you. You simply have to recognize that you are already surrounded by adventure. It just takes a little practice.
Flora And Fauna Of The Universe: Since before I was six years old a hobby of mine has been drawing and describing extraterrestrial animals, plants, and microbes. I explain their behaviors, organ systems, cellular structures, and ecological relationships. I now have enough ideas for more than twenty planets and plan on putting them into books. FloraAndFaunaOfTheUniverse.com is where I post my ongoing work. I am also happy to link to the worthy exobiology projects of others and I accept guest posts.
Loves Tampa Bay: I am the editor and one of the writers for my father’s project, LovesTampaBay.com. We let people know of all the great businesses, charities, museums, parks, stores, and restaurants in the greater Tampa area in order to inspire local pride and support local business. We do this for free.
The Understanding Project: On rare occasion I have been known to rant about politics, but I make an effort to understand all sides and I encourage others to do so. I no longer update this blog on a regular basis, but I have left the archives up for you to enjoy.
Support Me On Patreon: I can’t keep writing novels, drawing, and posting short stories if I don’t eat. I can’t keep exploring if I can’t afford gasoline. Signing up and pledging just five dollars a month will get you access to early drafts, related sketches, the chance to give feedback, and all sorts of special goodies.