Little Mountain, Big Trouble Publication Day is finally here! After 18 months, this labor of love that I wrote to honor and promote mentoring through Big Brothers Big Sisters has reached publication day and is ready for you to purchase. E-books are available on Kindle, and your favorite local bookstore will be able to order …


Print Copies can be Pre-Ordered

At last! Now the print version of Little Mountain, Big Trouble is ready to go. Thanks for waiting patiently for the book. Print copies can be pre-ordered today. But you won’t receive it until sometime after June 30–the publish date–because the file won’t be in the printer’s system until then. You can order from your local …

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Little Mountain, Big Trouble, 3-D paperback cover

Pre-order Little Mountain, Big Trouble for Kindle

Pre-order your Kindle copy at!   At last! Little Mountain, Big Trouble is ready to go. Thanks for waiting patiently for the book. Kindle versions can be pre-ordered today. Your copy will be delivered on June 30. The other e-book formats and the print version will be available for pre-ordering in the near future. Here’s a description to …

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AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR CHRIS NORBURY PRESENTS AN ADVENTURE NOVEL FOR YOUNGER READERS (middle grades and above) COMING SOON TO YOUR FAVORITE BOOK RETAILER.   LITTLE MOUNTAIN, BIG TROUBLE LITTLE MOUNTAIN, BIG TROUBLE is an inspirational story about a young boy with a big dream and the courage to chase that dream no matter the obstacles. Twelve-year-old …


Call for ARC Readers

Little Mountain, Big Trouble is ready for ARC Readers With LMBT about to be published, I’m looking for volunteers to read an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of the book. I’ll send you a digital version for free if you agree to post a brief, honest review on,, and/or (at least two of the …

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Summer Reads 2023

June marks the beginning of meteorological summer.  It’s also a great time for those “Summer Reads;” books you read for pleasure at the beach, the lake, the mountain cabin, or your own backyard deck or patio. Here are a few books I think will make great summer reads. I’ve listed some thrillers by Minnesota authors …

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My summer season is now in full swing with two author gigs this week. One in Owatonna, the other in Northfield. Owatonna’s event is an “old friend”–Downtown Thursday. So relaxing and fun, it’s a great time to stroll Cedar Ave, do some shopping, some eating, some drinking, listen to some excellent music in Central Park, …



I’m Trying Some New Events This Year The first one happens tomorrow, Saturday, May 27, from 9 am to 1 pm. It’s the Riverwalk Market Fair Summer Market in Northfield, MN, at Bridge Square Park on Division St. between 4th and 5th Ave. Dozens of farmer’s market-type vendors will be there, along with little old …


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Mainstreet Day

Outdoor Season in Full Swing My annual spring visit to Mainstreet Day in Hopkins is TOMORROW. The forecast is glorious. 9-4 are the hours. On Main Street in downtown Hopkins between 6th and 12th Aves. I’ll be in my usual spot on the south side of Main between the 10th & 11th Aves. I’d love …

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Cover Reveal

 Your first look at the cover of LITTLE MOUNTAIN, BIG TROUBLE In publishing, nothing is ever final until it’s in print, so this may get tweaked a bit. But it’s 99% of what I want. (I’ll probably change the top little script above “LITTLE.”) Little Mountain, Big Trouble is a labor of love that pays homage …

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