Talking Medieval with Dr. Richard Scott Nokes

I had dinner last night with Dr. Nokes, professor of medieval literature at Troy University. We had a pleasant time talking about all things medieval, writing, and other assorted topics. If you haven’t read his blog, Unlocked Wordhoard, check it out. He posts a lot of medieval-related subject matter. I find his Morning Medieval Miscellany posts especially interesting. Dr. Nokes is an incredibly smart and interesting guy and full of¬†fascinating life experiences.

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My life has been pretty simple. I grew up in Alabama and graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor's in Advertising. I have spent about the last ten years in web development. In 1998, a friend of mine and I started a web design company we ran for three or four years before deciding to close it due to the demands of school. Since then, I stayed in the web working with various companies in Alabama. I worked for a brief period with Southern Progress, namely with Southern Living magazine and Health magazine, in their web departments. While there, I also wrote for Southern Living magazine,, and the company's internal newsletter. I write as much as I can. For the last five years, I have been working on my first novel. I am on the third revision now and hope to be finished with this draft by the end of the year. I also write short fiction, though not as frequently as I used to due to the time I spend on the novel. My goal is to have my novel published in the next three years. Other interests include: History (particularly medieval and ancient civlizations), Reading, Foreign Language (I currently speak Spanish but plan to learn as many as I can), Landscape Photography, the outdoors, sports (especially college football), and Travel.

6 thoughts on “Talking Medieval with Dr. Richard Scott Nokes”

  1. Thanks for commenting on my blog. I’ll know who to come to if I need a fact on the middle ages. I do know about the bulwer-lytton contest. Just read some of the latest winners and losers. I even entered it once, but didn’t achieve anti-greatness.

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Charles. I’ve been a subscriber to your blog for some time now. Enjoy your posts. I’ll try to send some people your way.

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