Joy Norstrom

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Joy Norstrom is a Canadian writer and social worker residing in Treaty 7 territory. She enjoys sharing stories about the human experience, exploring the outdoors with her family, and reading late into the night when she should be asleep.
Her upcoming Dixi Books title, Flying the Nest, explores the universal need for connection and companionship and will be devoured by readers who enjoy quirky characters and insightful stories on relevant societal issues. Look for it in November 2020.
Whether Joy is meeting with friends, advocating for a socially just society, or discussing current events and eyeshadow tips with her teenagers, she can generally be found in conversation. Why? She believes human connection and laughter keep her grounded in a mud

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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 chas…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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Flying the Nest Character Reveal #4: Martin

Picture Here it is, my final and favourite character to introduce to you. Martin is my Casanova, my Mr. Romeo of a certain age. He knows a lot, yet he’s still got a lot left to learn.

I hope you enjoy Martin as much as I enjoyed writing him! 

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Published on November 22, 2020 13:48

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"What a great read. Chad is a loner who visits his uncle Martin at the Eldernest. Martin has a way with the ladies and Chad likes a woman who works in the cafeteria. I loved the setting and characters and the happenings going on. There is alot happeni" Read more of this review »
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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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