Author Archive | Jeff Norton

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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Shoot for the Stars

Ever since I was little, I loved space. I was awestruck in first grade when my school packed us into the library to watch the Columbia take off. I was equally devastated in 1986 in middle-school, I watched the Challenger launch with the first civilian astronaut on board, only to tragically explode moments after lift-off. […]

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London Screenwriters’ Festival (Sept 8, 2018)

I was fortunate to return to the annual London Screenwriters’ Festival to host a panel on one of my favourite topics, science fiction. It was an esteemed panel of Ed Neumeier (ROBOCOP, STARSHIP TROOPERS), Debbie Moon (WOLFBLOOD), and Dr. Una McCormack (professor at Anglia Ruskin University and author of DOCTOR WHO and Star Trek novels). If you’re a writer, the […]

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Free Is Not An Option

Today I was fortunate enough to attend the TV Writers’ Festival hosted by the invaluable BBC Writers Room. During the panel with Piers Wenger (BBC head of drama), Victoria Fea (drama commissioner at itv), and Anna Hargreaves (drama executive at sky), someone in the audience (I believe writer/producer Chris Jury, but I was seated in […]

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FutureBook Conference (Dec 1, 2017)

I had the honour of speaking at the annual future-looking conference hosted by the Bookseller. The full line up is here: https://www.thebookseller.com/futurebook-conference/programme-2017 I was invited to comment on what publishers can learn from the world of video, and am on what looks to be a panel of awesome people, including Gordon Wise from agency Curtis Brown and Preethi Mavahalli […]

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