Minnesota 2018–Blizzards and Book Clubs

My cousin-in-law, Deb, graciously invited me to meet with her book club last evening to discuss my novel, Castle Danger. As is usual in Minnesota, one must factor weather into travel plans, which leads to most plans being tentative–as in, “I’ll Continue reading Minnesota 2018–Blizzards and Book Clubs

Gifts of Experiences, not Gifts of Things

Like many people have done, I’ve turned away from the Christmas frenzy of buying gifts for everyone and receiving gifts from those people. I finally realized all those things are often soon forgotten. Most people can ill afford to buy Continue reading Gifts of Experiences, not Gifts of Things

Little Brother Ethan at the National Eagle Center

A New Experience for my Little Brother As a volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern MN, the best part of my “job” is introducing my Little Brother, Ethan, to new places, ideas, and experiences. Last Sunday, we drove 80 Continue reading Little Brother Ethan at the National Eagle Center

Big Brothers Big Sisters Happenings and Event Recaps

Indie Author Day and Oktoberfest at OCC At the first Indie Author Day held at the Owatonna Public Library, I had a great chat with the library patrons who attended even though I didn’t sell any books. For the Owatonna Continue reading Big Brothers Big Sisters Happenings and Event Recaps

Books, Beers, and Bragging Rights

Writers Digest Self-PUblished Book Awards Badge

A Beer-Tasting Dinner Featuring Castle Danger, the Brewery and Castle Danger, the Book. I was invited to display my books and talk for a few minutes about Castle Danger as part of a Castle Danger Brewery beer-tasting dinner at the Continue reading Books, Beers, and Bragging Rights

Adventures with my Little Brother

(Originally posted on chrisnorbury.com) https://chrisnorbury.com/2017/06/11/adventures-little-brother/

Big Brother Big Sister Fun Weekend

(reposted from my website, chrisnorbury.com) https://chrisnorbury.com/2017/04/26/fun-weekend-selling-books-helping-big-brothers-big-sisters/

Happy News, Exciting News, and Notes

This is What Motivates Me the Most to Write (the Happy News) Exciting News I’ll be attending the University of Wisconsin Writers’ Institute (UWWI) conference in Madison, WI next month. That in itself is not earthshaking, although it’s a great Continue reading Happy News, Exciting News, and Notes

Talking the Talk and Walking the Walk

Most of you know that I am a volunteer Big Brother and a huge supporter of the program. I’ve been matched with two Little Brothers during almost all that time. I took about a year off after my first match Continue reading Talking the Talk and Walking the Walk

Radio Interview about Castle Danger

I’ll be interviewed on KOWZ-FM and KRUE radio on Friday, November 18, between 8:30 and 9:00 am to talk about my suspense novel, Castle Danger. If you or someone you know who likes suspense fiction is in the southern Minnesota listening Continue reading Radio Interview about Castle Danger