Chris Norbury is the award-winning author of the suspense-thriller Castle Danger. His new novel, Straight River, is the prequel to Castle Danger and the first book of a planned trilogy. The stories feature Matt Lanier, a southern Minnesota farm-kid-turned-professional-musician whose middle-class world is turned upside down by a conspiracy of powerful, ambitious, violent men.

Chris grew up in the Twin Cities and earned a B.S. in Music Education at the University of Minnesota. He’s written for several websites as a freelance writer. His essays on wilderness canoeing have been published in the Boundary Waters Journal. A volunteer Big Brother since 2000, Chris donates a portion of all book sales to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Minnesota. During golf season in Minnesota, he works on perfecting his golf game, an impossible dream but also a good excuse to get out of the office. He lives in Owatonna with his wife and golf clubs.

Chris is a member of Sisters in Crime, the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), and Support for Indie Authors (SIA).


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