Author Archive | Jeff Norton

Reality, virtually.

Today is World Book Day, a day to celebrate books, reading, and our favourite characters. It’s a chance for children to relish in the imagination that reading emboldens. And despite competition from TV, games, and tablets, reading endures as an entertainment art form.  But it’s getting more competition. As evidenced by January’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, […]

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Kidscreen 2017 (February 13-17, 2017)

I’ll be returning to Miami again this year (I know, hard right!?) to showcase a new Awesome project. I’ll be hosting a panel on Pre-School vs. Pre-Cool, where we’ll dive into the deepening divisions between younger shows and the newer, 4-6 age shows. I’ll add more details here as they emerge, but please do be […]

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Being British

(this post is an edited version of something I wrote on my personal (i.e. not public) Facebook, that friends & family seemed to enjoy so am sharing it here) Last week, ten years (technically ten years and twenty-nine days) after moving to the UK, I was sworn in as a British citizen. Hold your Brexit jokes, please. Despite the […]

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La La Land

I’ve just returned from a whirlwind trip to LA, and thought I’d share a few observations. Spirit of full disclosure, I used to live in LA (first Hollywood, then Venice Beach) for a few years, and moved to London ten years ago. – LA thrives on creativity. What’s incredible about LA is that everyone you […]

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Cover reveal…KEEPING THE BEAT

Drum roll please… Here it is, the cover for KEEPING THE BEAT… How awesome does this look? You can (and you should!!) preorder it now via amazon.com and in Canada via amazon.ca or Indigo.ca. Keeping the beat is the new YA novel by me and Marie Powell, and published by new YA imprint KCP Loft. It […]

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China Children’s Book Fair (Nov. 18, 2016)

I’ll be speaking at the annual China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair this year.         For details, check out their website: http://www.ccbookfair.com/en/Home/ And the conference program is now live at: http://www.ccbookfair.com/RXCH/RXCH_ChildrensBookFair/2016/documents/event/1108现场指南会议EN.pdf?v=636144259934573040  

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Just Keep Swimming

We don’t like to talk about failure. It’s icky, depressing, and we fear it’s contagious. But unless we acknowledge failure as a necessary condition for moving anything forward, we do ourselves a great disservice, and we risk believing in the myth of “overnight success.” Creative people – writers, musicians, actors, artists, poets – know this […]

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C21 Content London (Nov 29 – Dec 1, 2016)

This year, the biggest TV event in London returns. I’ll be co-hosting the the Kids stream again this year, and participating in the Drama Summit. C21 Content London has fast become the number one destination for content creators & broadcasters. Watch this space for more news, but in the meantime be sure to register at: http://www.c21media.net/conferences/content-london-2016/

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mipcom 2016 (Sat Oct. 15, 2016)

I had the honour of speaking this year at the annual mipJr market in Cannes as part of mipcom. For the uninitiated, mipcom is the global market for tv shows…it’s how your favourite television show gets to your screen. It was great to see so many friendly faces there! Mipcom Seminar Saturday 15 October 2016 – […]

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Triskele Lit Fest (Sept 17th, 2016)

I’ll be appearing at London’s newest literary festival. The Triskele Lit Fest will be in Islington on Saturday, 17th of September. It’s a full line up of award-winning authors across the genres…and it’s free. The website is: http://triskelelitfest.blogspot.co.uk  I’ll be speaking at 1 pm on the sci-fi panel, and hope to see you there!

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