Jeff Norton is an award-winning author, writer-producer, and the founder of Awesome, an IP and television production company.
As an author, Jeff’s first novel, ‘MetaWars: Fight For The Future’, is a high-tech thriller about the fight for the internet that has spurred three sequels. He also co-wrote the rock-n-roll thriller ‘Keeping the Beat’, and the upcoming Victorian crime novel ‘Looking Glass’ which is currently serializing on Wattpad.
Jeff was recently Executive Producer on the adaptation of Susan Hill’s novel ‘The Small Hand: A Ghost Story’ for ViacomCBS’ Channel 5.
As a writer, Jeff is developing original scripts for broadcasters in the UK, Canada, and USA, working with leading production companies including Dynamic Television, Fiction Factory Films, and Essential Media.
Previously, Jeff was Senior Vice President of Chorion Ltd., which managed the literary estates of Enid Blyton, Agatha Christie, and where he acquired new intellectual property. In Los Angeles, he served as a consultant to The Jim Henson Company, and founded Lean Forward Media where ehe developed and produced the award-winning ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ movie based on the best-selling books. Before entering the entertainment space, Jeff served as a marketing executive at Procter & Gamble. He studied at Queen’s University in Canada and graduated from Harvard Business School.
During the coronavirus lockdown, he is reading his new book, Alienated, chapter-by-chapter online.
“I try to create stories that take you somewhere you’ve never been before; stories that leave a lasting impression and make you think differently about yourself and our world. I was a very reluctant reader when I was young, so I write books to be as compelling and cinematic as the best films and video games, to turn reluctant readers into lifelong ones.” – Jeff