Little Brother Ethan at the National Eagle Center

Little Brother Ethan at the National Eagle Center (reposted from chrisnorbury.com)

The Best Books I Read in 2016

THE FINALISTS Dark Places  by Gillian Flynn Gillian Flynn is a seriously talented writer, if only for the fact she can write totally unlikable protagonists and still compel you to finish the book. I applaud her decision to feature atypical Continue reading The Best Books I Read in 2016

A Look Back at 2016-the Debut of Castle Danger

(Crossposted from http://chrisnorbury.com) In a year when the Chicago Cubs FINALLY won the World Series and Donald Trump won the Presidency, perhaps the next least likely thing to happen is the publishing of Castle Danger. That accomplishment is perhaps one Continue reading A Look Back at 2016-the Debut of Castle Danger

Celebrating Milestones

Hello, loyal followers, When I started this blog six (!) years ago, I did so because all the writing experts at the time claimed that having a blog was necessary for writing success. The world of platform-building was largely unexplored Continue reading Celebrating Milestones

Rant about Quicken

Quicken, the financial software from Intuit, is the only electronic application (whether software, hardware, in-between-ware, or cabana wear), with which I have a love-hate relationship. I love Quicken because it allows me to still prepare my own income tax return. Continue reading Rant about Quicken

Letting Go

(I recently shared this post on Trail Baboon, a fine community of bloggers.) I’ve had it! Enough is enough! I can’t change one more word! While working on the final draft of my suspense novel, Castle Danger, those thoughts built Continue reading Letting Go

My Favorite Book of 2015

(for my wife, a huge Paul Newman fan) One of my jobs as a writer is to read. A lot. I’ve set a goal in the past few years of reading at least one book per week (audio books count) Continue reading My Favorite Book of 2015

… One Giant Leap for an Author

Neo-Renaissance practitioners are always looking for new experiences, new insights, new knowledge, and pushing their own limits. As an aspiring polymath, some years ago I took up the creative endeavor of writing fiction, particularly the novel. At first, it was Continue reading … One Giant Leap for an Author