All My Success in Life Started with Mom and Dad

“It takes a village to raise a child,” is a well-known quote of African origin (most likely) that became part of the American lexicon in a big way when Hilary Clinton wrote a book with that title in 1996. Because I Continue reading All My Success in Life Started with Mom and Dad

Getting the Word Out About Castle Danger Through the Local Newspaper

I had an enjoyable interview with reporter Anna Segner from the Owatonna People’s Press. We talked about my upcoming Book Launch Celebration. Check it out. Owatonna First-TIme Novelist to Celebrate with Book Launch

Save the Date for My Debut Novel Book Launch Celebration

You are cordially invited to attend a “Book Launch Celebration” for my début suspense novel, Castle Danger, on Thursday, June 2, 2016, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. The party will take place at The Perfect Day Cakes & Bakery, 324 North Cedar Avenue, Continue reading Save the Date for My Debut Novel Book Launch Celebration

My First Online Video Interview as an Author

Old and new covers for Castle Danger

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed about my first novel, Castle Danger, by Sandee Hardy-Hagen, host of “Straight Talk” at Owatonnalive.com. Check it out here by clicking the link, then click on the May 24 video. I’m her Continue reading My First Online Video Interview as an Author

My First Book Signing Event

You are cordially invited to attend a “book launch celebration” for my debut suspense novel, Castle Danger, on Thursday, June 2, 2016, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. The party will take place at The Perfect Day Cakes & Bakery, 324 North Cedar Avenue, Continue reading My First Book Signing Event

Good news for Kindle, Nook, and other E-reader Owners

I’m pleased to announce that Castle Danger is now available in the five main eBook formats through your favorite eBook retailers. Here are the links to each format: AMAZON: http://www.amazon.com/CASTLE-DANGER-Chris-Norbury-ebook/dp/B01EUNRN4I BARNES & NOBLE: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/book/1123703999?ean=2940158209833 BOOKLOCKER: http://booklocker.com/books/8558.html iTUNES: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/castle-danger/id1108323804 KOBO: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/castle-danger Continue reading Good news for Kindle, Nook, and other E-reader Owners

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

Castle Danger goes “Live.”

Great news, suspense/thriller fans. My first novel, Castle Danger, is now available in print. Purchase Castle Danger at BookLocker.com, Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, or order from your favorite independent bookstore.

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

Attention to Details

I’m on the cusp of publishing my first novel. I’ve reached the final stages: book cover design, formatting for the various eBook readers, prepping my new website, and planning my marketing strategy. One of the key steps is approving the Continue reading Attention to Details