Mark Noldy



Hey there! My name is Mark Noldy… math teacher by day, aspiring indie author by night. Or anytime I can find a spare morsel of time! I live in rural northeastern Pennsylvania with my awesome wife, Carol. We have four great daughters and three faithful dogs. Fun fact about me: I love watching old cartoons (e.g., Klondike Cat, Bullwinkle, etc.) and “nerd shows” (Science Channel, History Channel, NatGeo, etc.) which the wife and kids think is kinda weird.. And I am a craft beer aficionado.

You may have noticed that has a new look. I made some conceptual changes for 2017. (I previously mused a little bit about everything — topics of personal interest from diet and exercise to budgeting and investments to parenting and education.)

For 2017, I am tightening my focus with a re-branding. More importantly, I am removing any temptation to blog about random stuff, so I can focus on my writing and finishing my first book that has been a work-in-progress for over two years. I apologize in advance for what are sure to be some 404 errors. (UPDATE: I caved, if you want to keep up with random stuff, visit

The plan is to grow this into an author website. But first I have to actually finish a book! I have started two projects and recorded about seven other story treatments. My chief obstacle remains time poverty. Not so much a lack of total hours, but a lack of consecutive hours. Writing in fits and starts makes it challenging to get into a flow state.

But the Muse has been gracious indeed with her many ideas, and I don’t want to disappoint her! This new site is a first step in the direction toward becoming a serious indie fiction writer, not just a ghost writer of white papers.

My dream is to follow in the footsteps of my favorite indie authors: Johnny, Sean, and Dave. Although I may not ever be as prolific as these guys, I suppose 2017-18 will be my Produce year – Write. Publish. Repeat. (Which I suppose will make 2019 be my Iterate and Optimize phase.) Our youngest will graduate high school in 2019, so I want to have a library substantial enough to supplement my income. Perhaps with some other investments, I may enjoy an early retirement…

I have yet to come up with a clever name for an imprint. I’ve had some thoughts, but nothing that says, “BAM! That’s the one!”

This page will be updated as my indie author story unfolds. Here’s to great story-writing and 1000 true fans…