REMINDER: Goodreads.com giveaway of FIVE (5) copies of Castle Danger

Don’t forget to enter for a chance to win one of five copies of my debut novel, Castle Danger. Visithttp://goodreads.com or my website chrisnorbury.com for details. Contest begins Tuesday, Oct. 4. Tell your friends, family, and anyone else who loves regional suspense Continue reading REMINDER: Goodreads.com giveaway of FIVE (5) copies of Castle Danger

A Pilgrimage and Writing Inspiration for Castle Danger, Straight River

My wife and I just returned from a nearly two-week trip to Colorado. It was a pilgrimage of sorts. We rented a travel trailer to stay in most of the time. We rode bikes through the vineyards of western Colorado. Continue reading A Pilgrimage and Writing Inspiration for Castle Danger, Straight River

The Search for Beta Readers Begins

I’m pleased to announce that my second novel, Straight River, the prequel to Castle Danger, is nearing completion of the first revised draft. As a result, I’m looking for volunteer Beta Readers. I wrote this book, tentatively titled Straight River, Continue reading The Search for Beta Readers Begins

Books and Music Go Together Well

If you had been signed up for my newsletter, you’d be getting a link to the “Official Castle Danger Soundtrack.” 🙂 Want to hear samples of all the great music that Matt hummed or sung to himself or heard or Continue reading Books and Music Go Together Well

Breaking News–Another Book Signing Coming Up

This will be brief. I just want to let all my Owatonna fans in particular, and all my fans in general, know that I have another book event coming up. I’ll be selling and signing copies of my book, Castle Continue reading Breaking News–Another Book Signing Coming Up

What is it Like to be a Writer?

Many avid readers seem to think that, or want to believe the myth that writers are a mysterious bunch with a unique talent that allows them to conjure lucid, complex, entertaining, thought-provoking, or just plain beautiful stories from mere thoughts Continue reading What is it Like to be a Writer?

Walking the Walk as a “Full-Time” Big Brother

I’m pleased and excited to announce that I “upgraded” my Big Brother status from a school site mentor (a Big who meets with his little once a week but only at school) to a community-based match. This means Ethan and Continue reading Walking the Walk as a “Full-Time” Big Brother

Getting Back to a Writing Routine

I’d been warned by my writing colleagues who have published books that marketing one’s book is a time-consuming beast. They were right. In today’s publishing climate, authors must become small businesses and take charge of all facets of that business. Continue reading Getting Back to a Writing Routine

Another Successful Book Signing

Owatonna has great community spirit and the residents support each other in countless ways, most of them charitable. But we also appreciate having a vibrant local economy. The dozens of locally owned restaurants, coffee shops, florists, gift shops, photography studios, Continue reading Another Successful Book Signing