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

Letting Go

(I recently shared this post on Trail Baboon, a fine community of bloggers.) I’ve had it! Enough is enough! I can’t change one more word! While working on the final draft of my suspense novel, Castle Danger, those thoughts built Continue reading Letting Go

My Favorite Book of 2015

(for my wife, a huge Paul Newman fan) One of my jobs as a writer is to read. A lot. I’ve set a goal in the past few years of reading at least one book per week (audio books count) Continue reading My Favorite Book of 2015

… One Giant Leap for an Author

Neo-Renaissance practitioners are always looking for new experiences, new insights, new knowledge, and pushing their own limits. As an aspiring polymath, some years ago I took up the creative endeavor of writing fiction, particularly the novel. At first, it was Continue reading … One Giant Leap for an Author

Getting Old Sucks, Yet I’m Grateful

I’ll be 60 in two months and Thanksgiving has given me pause to consider what I’m thankful for, so here goes. Getting old sucks. Plain and simple. Especially for those of us fortunate enough to have enjoyed excellent health for Continue reading Getting Old Sucks, Yet I’m Grateful