Joy Norstrom

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Joy Norstrom is a Canadian coffee-a-holic. She also happens to be the author of Out Of Play, a women’s fiction novel long on humour and short on romance. She lives in Calgary, Alberta and enjoys hiking with her family, wine with friends and reading late into the wee hours when she should be sleeping.

Joy is also a mother and a social worker. When she's not parenting, championing inclusion, or getting lost in a good read, she can generally be found in conversation. A people-person by nature, she looks forward to meeting with book clubs both in person and online. To arrange a visit, contact Joy at http://www.joynorstrom.ca/contact.html

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Joy Norstrom Summer is a great time to read! I always imagine myself outdoors with a cider at my side and a book in my hand. Such a false image as I'm usually…moreSummer is a great time to read! I always imagine myself outdoors with a cider at my side and a book in my hand. Such a false image as I'm usually chased back indoors by wasps, the heat, or the glare off my screen or page.

In truth, this summer you can likely find me curled up in bed or on the couch. The cider will likely be Bengal Spice tea or maybe a nice Malbec, and that's okay because I'm sure to be enjoying a fab book or two. My reading plans this summer include:

1. Room by Emma Donoghue. I had a chance to hear Emma speak at a WordFest event in Calgary this spring. She was amazingly funny and awesome and I've heard nothing but good things about Room, so can't wait.

2. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. 'Ove' has been on my To Read list for a long time, but I've now made the commitment as my partner in the Sweeter Reads Goodreads Bookclub has suggested it to me. Again, can't wait to read this story which has been super loved by so many.

3. The Broken Ones by Danielle L. Jensen. Now come on, who doesn't want to read this prequel? It's being released tomorrow, on my birthday (oh ya, it's a big one that starts with a four and ends with a giant goose egg) and I can't wait to immerse myself back in the world of Trollus.

And how about you? What do you plan to read this summer and please do confess: are you an innie or an outie when it comes to reading? I promise not to judge as long as you don't :). (less)
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It’s the last day of 2018 and I’m up before the rest of the family, although that’s no mean feat. Its 10:00 am! I’m glad some of us are enjoying our winter holiday from school and work and that’s a good thing.

It’s a good thing to be awake too, because the coffee is on and I get to enjoy some quiet reading time. Right now I’m reading The Things We Wish Were True . Its engaging, alternating betw... Read more of this blog post »
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"I adore Antoinie Laurain novels, I love the quirky, charming tales that always seem to give the reader the unexpected.

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“There is always hope... Life can surprise us sometimes.”
Joy Norstrom, Out Of Play

“Life isn't fair. That's the truth of it. Not everyone gets a fair shake. Things happen. Miserable things happen. The don't always make sense. So you've got to go for it while you have a chance. Make your life what you want it to be. Cause we just never know how long we have.”
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“Live was over before you knew it. It was time to grab life by the proverbial balls and shake the shit out of it.”
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