Mike Noonan is an author living in Derry, Maine who suffers from severe writer's block after his wife, Johanna, dies from an undiagnosed brain aneurysm. Particularly disquieting to Mike is that his wife had just bought a home pregnancy test, but never revealed the pregnancy to him. He anguishes after his wife's death and finds himself unable to write due to panic attacks; fortunately, he has four unpublished manuscripts stashed in a safe deposit box and uses them to keep his agent and editor unaware of his problem.
- Bill Denbrough (of It) and Thaddeus Beaumont (of The Dark Half) are both mentioned in passing.
- Joe McClatchey (of Under the Dome) mentioned reading Bag of Bones on his blog in 2009. Ralph Roberts (of Insomnia) has a conversation in a restaurant with Mike Noonan.