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Norma Charles

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I wasn't always a writer. When I was young, I was a Reader. I read everything I could get my hands on. When I first learnt to read in Grade one, I was so excited, I rushed home and taught my little brother, Bryan to read too. Now he loves books as much as I do. When we moved to BC, we discovered the Public Library in New Westminster. Our parents would drop us off on Saturdays so we could read to our hearts content. Paradise! When I graduated from university, I got a job teaching, and my favourite thing to teach was, you got it! Reading. I retired from teaching to raise my children, two boys and two girls and we sure read a lot of books. When we ran out of books to read, I'd make up stories for them, and that's when I became a writer and I s ...more

My novel, Last Chance Island was launched last month at the Lyceum in Vancouver. So many people came they had to scramble for more chairs. Thank you all for coming out.
Mary Razzell also launched her latest novel, Taking a Chance on Love. It was great to see her.
Thanks Meghan from Ronsdale for your help and your kind words. And thanks Christianne for being the gracious host as always.
I had a gre... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.77 · 110 ratings · 21 reviews · 18 distinct works · Similar authors
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All the Way to Mexico

3.38 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2003 — 2 editions
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The Girl in the Backseat

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Last Chance Island

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Chasing a Star

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Boxcar Kid

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See You Later, Alligator

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Fuzzy Wuzzy

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Runaway

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Last Chance Island is a wonderful adventure story, but also a story with a heart. Spike (officially named Lily) is sent to live with an aunt she has never met on an isolated island off the coast of Ireland, the absolute end of the world. Two young..." Read more of this review »
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The perfect book for a summer read. The Farmerettes is about the summer of 1943 in southern Ontario in the middle of the Second World War. Farmers were in desperate need of workers to help cultivate their fields and harvest their crops. But young men
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"The story of a prickly girl who saves two other kids... and (accidentally) herself. I loved the unique locales, the feisty characters, and the unlikely friendships. I read it all in one sitting!"
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"An enjoyable read from the point of view of two very different characters. Spike, a rebellious North American teenager who finds herself homeless after her father dies and Kalu, also homeless after the military destroys his village in Africa and e..." Read more of this review »
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" Thank you, Darlene for your lovely and insightful comments about Last Chance Island. I'm happy you enjoyed the read. "
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Norma Charles My new book is here!! I picked up my copies of LAST CHANCE ISLAND along with a bunch of book marks from Ronsdale. And it's gorgeous!! I LOVE the cover, looks serious and intriguing. And the heft of the book... great! Thanks to Ron Hatch at Ronsdale for a terrific job. He even included triskelions at each chapter heading.
Now we're planning a launch sometime in April, I hope.
Watch this space for the announcement.


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Norma Charles I wish you all a Happy 2012, filled with wonderful books, yours and others too.


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