Chris Norbury is the award-winning author of the mystery-suspense-thrillers Straight River and Castle Danger. 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. 

He 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.

Chris is a member of both the Twin Cities and national chapters of Sisters in Crime. He also belongs to the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), and Support for Indie Authors (SIA). Chris is an advocate of independent bookstores and actively promotes the website indiebound.org whenever he can.

A volunteer Big Brother since 2000, Chris donates a portion of all book sales to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Minnesota. During the golf season in Minnesota, he works on perfecting his golf game. It’s an impossible dream but also a good excuse to get out of the office. He lives in southern Minnesota with his wife and golf clubs.

Deciding on a cover is also a major milestone

Proud to have my short story “Killer Tacos” published in 2020 in the short story anthology Cooked to Death, Vol. V: Restaurant in Peace.

Cover of Cooked to Death, Vol.V

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