Jeff Norton https://jeffnorton.com/ Compelling Characters. Awesome Stories. Immersive Worlds. Tue, 02 Aug 2022 10:38:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.1.1 MetaWars at Ten https://jeffnorton.com/metawars-at-ten/ https://jeffnorton.com/metawars-at-ten/#respond Tue, 02 Aug 2022 10:38:08 +0000 https://jeffnorton.com/?p=2767 It’s not every day one creates the future, but ten years ago today, on a muggy August morning, Hachette published my debut novel, METAWARS: FIGHT FOR THE FUTURE, and it eerily predicted much of what’s come since. The book was the culmination of years of research to create a fictional world that I believed might […]

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Personal Statement about Ukraine https://jeffnorton.com/personal-statement-about-ukraine/ https://jeffnorton.com/personal-statement-about-ukraine/#respond Fri, 18 Mar 2022 17:27:49 +0000 https://jeffnorton.com/?p=2755 For the past few weeks, I have been shocked and horrified by the events unfolding in Ukraine. I have personal friends and business colleagues in Ukraine, sheltering for the lives and fighting for their very right to exist. At the same time, I’m supposed to be gearing up for the book launch of the second […]

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YLG Author Showcase – January 18th, 2022 https://jeffnorton.com/ylg-author-showcase-january-18th-2022/ https://jeffnorton.com/ylg-author-showcase-january-18th-2022/#respond Mon, 17 Jan 2022 09:48:19 +0000 https://jeffnorton.com/?p=2739 I’m delighted to join the YLG Eastern Author Showcase, joining three other awesome creators on the Scallywag publishing list. I’ll be talking about the inspiration behind the Dino Knights and what’s in store for Henry and the brave Dino Knights in the upcoming sequel, “Invasion”. Hope to see you there!

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Dino Knights Book 2: Invasion https://jeffnorton.com/dino-knights-book-2-invasion/ https://jeffnorton.com/dino-knights-book-2-invasion/#respond Mon, 17 Jan 2022 09:39:10 +0000 https://jeffnorton.com/?p=2735 OTHER TITLES IN THE SERIES

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Meta Memories https://jeffnorton.com/meta-memories/ https://jeffnorton.com/meta-memories/#respond Mon, 17 Jan 2022 09:28:17 +0000 https://jeffnorton.com/?p=2732 I was reminded a few weeks ago when 2021 turned to 2022 that this is the 10th anniversary of the publication of the first MetaWars novel. How time flies! I first put pen to paper (yes, actual paper!) in the Spring of 2010. I’d left a senior job at a production company to embark on […]

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Going on (Virtual) Tour https://jeffnorton.com/going-on-virtual-tour/ https://jeffnorton.com/going-on-virtual-tour/#respond Mon, 26 Jul 2021 13:36:44 +0000 https://jeffnorton.com/?p=2683 Every time a new book launches, one of the most fun things to accompany the launch is a series of in person events; usually school visits and book-shop signings. But, this being 2021, things were a big different this month when Dino Knights published from Scallywag Press. It was all virtual, and I went on […]

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Dino Knights Publishes https://jeffnorton.com/dino-knights-publishes/ https://jeffnorton.com/dino-knights-publishes/#respond Wed, 30 Jun 2021 12:57:15 +0000 https://jeffnorton.com/?p=2657 I’m super excited to share the Dino Knights publishes today from Scallywag Press, with incredible illustrations by artist Jeff Crosby. You can buy the book in bookshops or online Amazon, Waterstones, Hive and the new Bookshop.org initiative that links your purchase to your local indie bookshop. This novel has been a long time coming. You see, the idea for DINO […]

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Dino Knights Book 1: Panterra In Peril https://jeffnorton.com/dino-knights-book-1-panterra-in-peril/ https://jeffnorton.com/dino-knights-book-1-panterra-in-peril/#respond Tue, 30 Mar 2021 08:05:49 +0000 https://jeffnorton.com/?p=2600 OTHER TITLES IN THE SERIES

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Memories of Mipcom https://jeffnorton.com/memories-of-mipcom/ https://jeffnorton.com/memories-of-mipcom/#respond Mon, 12 Oct 2020 10:18:53 +0000 https://jeffnorton.com/?p=2439 When I was growing up, Dave Nichol, the President of Loblaws, a big supermarket chain in Canada, used to travel around the world and come back with interesting ingredients and exotic spices that he’d proudly introduce to Canadians on television. This was before the internet and cheap travel, so the world was a much bigger […]

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Sea Of Red (or: The Unbearable Weight Of What Feels Like Constant Rejection In Any Creative Endeavour Worth Pursuing) https://jeffnorton.com/sea-of-red-or-the-unbearable-weight-of-what-feels-like-constant-rejection-in-any-creative-endeavour-worth-pursuing/ https://jeffnorton.com/sea-of-red-or-the-unbearable-weight-of-what-feels-like-constant-rejection-in-any-creative-endeavour-worth-pursuing/#respond Thu, 01 Oct 2020 09:36:56 +0000 https://jeffnorton.com/?p=2419 The creative industries love success. It’s a hit driven business, with a Pareto distribution of results, and so it’s success that gets celebrated. When you read about a new show dropping on Netflix or making a splash on the BBC, it has already cleared hundreds and hundreds of hurdles. In management speak” this is called […]

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