Chris Norbury is the award-winning author of the mystery-suspense-thrillers Straight River, Castle Danger, and Dangerous Straits. The stories feature Matt Lanier, a southern Minnesota farm-kid-turned-professional-musician. His middle-class world is turned upside down when he uncovers a conspiracy led by a group 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.
His newest novel, Little Mountain, Big Trouble, was published in 2023. It’s a heartwarming coming-of-age adventure whose main character is a boy in the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program who goes on the adventure of his young life with his Big Brother. Written for middle-grade readers, Little Mountain, Big Trouble can also be enjoyed by older readers.
Chris is a member of both the Twin Cities and national chapters of Sisters in Crime. He’s also a member of the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi). Chris advocates for independent bookstores and prefers to send his customers to indiebound.org to purchase books.
As a volunteer Big Brother for twenty years and now a “Big Brother Emeritus,” 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.
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