• Writing METAWARS for
    Reluctant Readers

    I was a very reluctant reader as an adolescent, so I wrote METAWARS to 'read like a video game' - to be as compelling and cinematic as the best films and games and appeal to reluctant readers like I used to be.


Getting my zombie on

July 29, 2014
Today I became a zombie. Well, technically I put on fake flesh wounds and grey make up and commuted (yes, via tube & train) to my first book tour event for ‘Memoirs of a Neurotic Zombie.’ Commuting in London rush hour this morning, I half expected a few people to at least blink, and even storm out ...
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Leavers’ Day

July 17, 2014
Today I had the honour and privilege of addressing the Year 6 class of Emmanuel Church of England primary school. I met these wonderful students earlier this year when I was on book tour for MetaWars.  I was thrilled to be invited to speak at their Leavers’ Service.  It was a real pleasure to address the students, ...
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YA Lit Gets A Con

July 10, 2014
Last week at the annual Children’s Media Conference I had the privilege and the pleasure to attend Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman’s Creative Keynote address. If you don’t know Malorie Blackman’s work (if not, why not!?), she’s the author of 60 books, and most notably the Noughts & Crosses saga, about an alternative world where the black Crosses are the dominant ...
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Box of Awesome

July 7, 2014
I must admit, I feel a bit like George McFly today at the end of ‘Back to the Future’… It’s one of my favourite films, and you probably recall the sequence when Marty awakes to find his home life so much better than how he left it.  The town bully, Biff, is now buffing his Dad’s ...
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Goodreads Giveaway

July 4, 2014
With just over one month to go until OCD-suffering twelve-year-old Adam Meltzer climbs out of his grave in ‘Memoirs of a Neurotic Zombie’, I’m delighted to share that the book is part of a goodreads giveaway! Enter now for your chance to win one of 5 copies (UK only)! Goodreads Book Giveaway Memoirs of a Neurotic Zombie by Jeff Norton Giveaway ...
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