Chris Norbury

Goodreads Author


Born
in Minneapolis, The United States
Website

Twitter

Genre

Influences

Member Since
March 2012

URL


Chris Norbury is a freelance writer and novelist. He independently published his first novel, "Castle Danger," in April 2016. In June 2017, "Castle Danger" was awarded a B.R.A.G. Medallion from the website indieBRAG.com. In October of 2017, Castle Danger received an Honorable Mention for Genre Fiction in the Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards.
In September of 2018, Castle Danger was one of three finalists in the Adult Fiction category for the Minnesota Author Project award.

Chris is also a contributing editor to the financial website Brokerage-Review.com. His articles on wilderness canoeing have been published in the Boundary Waters Journal. Additionally, he has written articles and essays for a variety of websites. His areas of freel
...more

To ask Chris Norbury questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Chris Norbury Hi Laurie,

I'm grinding away on the revision of "Straight River" (the prequel to Castle Danger). It will definitely come out in 2017, hopefully in the…more
Hi Laurie,

I'm grinding away on the revision of "Straight River" (the prequel to Castle Danger). It will definitely come out in 2017, hopefully in the first half of the year. Would love to have it published by the end of March in time for the UWWI conference, but that seems optimistic right now.

Chris(less)
Chris Norbury I ignore it. When I'm stuck on a scene or a plot sequence or how to write a character, I tell myself it's only because I haven't subconsciously…moreI ignore it. When I'm stuck on a scene or a plot sequence or how to write a character, I tell myself it's only because I haven't subconsciously decided how to proceed. I have no problem letting a manuscript sit for days or even weeks until my writing "solution" comes to me. The downside is, I write slower than many authors, but then again, I'm not trying for maximum output. I'd rather write one exceptional book rather than 5 average books.(less)
Average rating: 4.34 · 35 ratings · 17 reviews · 1 distinct work
Castle Danger

4.34 avg rating — 35 ratings6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating

* Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author. To add more, click here.

My final book event of the season looks to be lots of fun. An interesting mix of authors from southern Minnesota will be reading from their latest work. Then, we’ll all be selling and signing copies, and chatting with readers and fans about books and literature. All this will happen in […]

The post Final Book Event of the Season appeared first on CHRIS NORBURY.

Read more of this blog post »
 •  0 comments  •  flag
Twitter icon
Published on October 16, 2018 08:51

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Spare Change
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
The Writer's Guid...
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

Chris’s Recent Updates

Chris Norbury is currently reading
Spare Change by Robert B. Parker
Rate this book
Clear rating
Chris Norbury rated a book really liked it
The Face Of Deception by Iris Johansen
Rate this book
Clear rating
I think this was my first read by Johansen. I regret not having read her books sooner. She's got serious mystery/suspense/thriller chops.

I'm not sure about a forensic sculptor being a longlasting character because her field of expertise seems so lim
...more
Chris Norbury rated a book really liked it
Wicked River by Jenny Milchman
Wicked River
by Jenny Milchman (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Jenny Milchman has a knack for coming up with intriguing, unique plots and creepy, scary bad guys who also have depth and personality and are not just stereotypes or cardboard cutouts.

I was a bit skeptical about the plot premise--newlyweds setting of
...more
Chris Norbury rated a book really liked it
Wicked River by Jenny Milchman
Wicked River
by Jenny Milchman (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Jenny Milchman has a knack for coming up with intriguing, unique plots and creepy, scary bad guys who also have depth and personality and are not just stereotypes or cardboard cutouts.

I was a bit skeptical about the plot premise--newlyweds setting of
...more
" Thanks, TE. I'll consider your suggestion.

Chris
"
" Dwayne wrote: "Lexi,

Study L.K.'s blurb carefully. I think this is pretty close to what you need to shoot for (in your own words, of course). It gets
...more "
" Not a vampire genre expert or fan, but I've worked on my own blurbs and studied others a lot. I lean toward # 2, but both are overly long. Your first ...more "
Chris Norbury entered a giveaway
The Shadows We Hide by Allen Eskens
The Shadows We Hide
by Allen Eskens (Goodreads Author)
25 copies available, ends on November 11, 2018 Enter to win »
Chris Norbury wants to read
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
A Man Called Ove
by Fredrik Backman (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Chris Norbury wants to read
Gunflint Burning by Cary Griffith
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Chris's books…
“I apologize if I've rated your book but not left a review. I've noticed lately that some of my reviews are disappearing after a day or two. It may be a tech issue, might be operator error (me) but I always intend to leave at least a short comment along with a rating.”
Chris Norbury

“The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.”
Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion

“We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.”
Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion

“Better to be uneducated than educated by your government.”
Penn Jillette, God, No! Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales

“One should always be drunk. That's all that matters...But with what? With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you chose. But get drunk.”
Charles Baudelaire

“Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.”
Paulo Coelho, Brida

154447 Support for Indie Authors — 13296 members — last activity 37 minutes ago
Officially 10k Members Strong & Climbing!! Building and supporting a community of self-published authors dedicated to both sharing experiences and lea ...more
83438 indieBRAG — 409 members — last activity Sep 19, 2018 03:29AM
BRAG is owned and operated by indieBRAG, LLC, a privately held organization that has brought together a large group of readers, both individuals and m ...more
110343 Ask Kimberli Bindschatel — 16 members — last activity Nov 14, 2013 06:51AM
The Path to the Sun discussion Wednesday, September 11, 2013 You do not question The Way. Every Toran knows this, even Kiran, a lowly orphan. But at a ...more
201296 The Reviews Community for Indie Books — 779 members — last activity 17 hours, 54 min ago
Want to see more verified purchase reviews on Amazon? Want a group who will honestly point you to the good Indie authors? Getting noticed, read and re ...more
26989 Goodreads Authors/Readers — 29207 members — last activity 18 minutes ago
This group is dedicated to connecting readers with Goodreads authors. It is divided by genres, and includes folders for writing resources, book websit ...more
19126 The Mystery, Crime, and Thriller Group — 18033 members — last activity 11 minutes ago
October 2018 Group Reads - The Girl in 6E by A. R. Torre and Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan _ _ _ _ _ “It was a dark and stormy night. Lightnin ...more
60696 Making Connections — 11631 members — last activity 4 hours, 38 min ago
Over 1000 books listed to Read & Review.....come join us. This is a place for Authors, Bloggers, Publishers, Reviewers, Book Tours, Giveaways, and Int ...more
25x33 William Kent Krueger Fans — 19 members — last activity Nov 20, 2015 01:35PM
Corcoran O'Connor's Club for Northwoods detective enthusiasts and fans of William Kent Krueger's series.
More of Chris’s groups…



No comments have been added yet.