Author Archive | Jeff Norton

Reading Alienated (the whole book!)

Now that schools are closed and we’re staying at home to keep everyone safe, I thought I’d do something to simulate the type of story time you might miss from school. I’m reading the entire ALIENATED novel to you…chapter by chapter (all 43!). I’ll read a new chapter every weekday, and will try to post […]

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World Book Day week 2020

I was pleased to get out into schools for World Book Day 2020. I spoke to thousands of students about creativity, reading, aliens, and knights… who ride dinosaurs! The tour was organized by Authors Aloud. Please contact them if you’d like me to come to your school or speak at your event. You can check […]

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CAMEO Awards – March 9, 2020

UPDATE: This event has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Stay home everyone and stay safe. I’ll be speaking and presenting at the annual CAMEO awards, part of London Book Fair and the London Book & Screen Week. The CAMEOs celebrate the adaptation of books into other mediums, and it’s been an incredible year […]

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Getting Alienated

I’ve been out on tour promoting my brand new novel, Alienated. It’s been such a pleasure to meet so many young readers, dedicated teachers and librarians, and independent book shop owners. I spoke about the inspiration for the book at an industry event at Waterstones, Covent Garden… And at West End Lane Books in West […]

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C21 Content London 2018

From November 26 through November 30th, 2018, I’ll be attending the annual drama summit at C21’s Content London. I’ll be speaking on Friday, 30th November at Kings Place. Content London brings together the leading players in drama, unscripted, and kids TV and media. If you’re attending, please be sure to find me.

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After-work book launch (Nov 21st, 2018)

Waterstones Covent Garden is hosting a book launch on Wednesday, 21st of November to celebrate the release of ALIENATED: GROUNDED AT GROOM LAKE. Whilst the book is primarily aimed at middle-grade readers (think: Harry Potter meets Star Wars), Alienated is a fun, funny read for anyone who’s ever (barely) survived school.  On: Wednesday 21 November From: […]

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Family-friendly book launch (Nov 18, 2018)

Please join me on Sunday, 18th November for a family-friendly book launch to celebrate the release of ALIENATED. Date: Sunday, 18th September, 2018 Time:  4 pm – 6pm Dress: We’re encouraging kids (and kids at heart!) to come dressed as astronauts or aliens, and there will be a prize for the best costume. Location:  West End Lane […]

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Alienated Blog Tour

Alienated is going on tour this week! Five different bloggers are hosting the book as part of the #AlienatedTour to promote the launch of the novel. Be sure to visit each blog for reviews and insights: Monday: Ellie at faerieontheshelf.wordpress.com Tuesday: Frances at ladybugbooks77.wordpress.com Wednesday: Tahlia at museofnyxmares.wordpress.com Thursday: Jessica at jessicabooksblog.wordpress.com Friday: Karen at letterpressproject.co.uk

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Why Science Fiction Matters

With Naomi Alderman‘s ‘The Power’ still topping the book charts, the 13th Doctor hitting her stride on the BBC, and ‘The First’ launching on Channel 4, it’s worth remembering that Science Fiction matters as a genre. Sci-fi is the one genre that, no matter how dark, has hope built into it because it presumes humanity will continue to […]

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