M Norton

Biography

M Norton is a teacher who has taught general science in grades five through eight, as well as Biology, Physics, and Chemistry in high school grades. Norton received her Bachelors degree from California University of Pennsylvania, and her Masters from Stephen F. Austin State University. She is fascinated by the Renaissance period and spends time in SCA and enjoying Renaissance faires in her spare time. A member of the local fire department, Norton serves the community as a medical first responder. She currently lives in the piney woods of East Texas and enjoys gardening, camping, fishing, and of course, writing.

Smashwords Interview

Did the place(s) you grew up in and visited influence your writing?
I began moving with my family from place to place at the age of 5 and never really had any "roots". I consider Texas as the "place I'm from" because it's where I was born and have returned to. I've lived in other states and countries, and visited many exotic places before I even reached adulthood. Because of these experiences, so much of my writing has an element of "travel" in them. My characters are always going somewhere geographically. Another influence of my formative years was the importance of family. I feel that a person's closest friends should be the ones they've known their entire life--their family. My characters either have strong family units, or the lack of such relationships becomes an important part of the character that is dealt with within the story.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I spent a lot of time hunting agents and publishers, time which would have been better spent writing. By publishing my own work, I was able to get my book out to readers quickly and with far less hassle, and I made all the decissions.
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Videos

Unchosen Mage - book trailer
Fourteen year old Krys Anderwood lives in a small village in Lanterra. His world changes in one terrible day, right before a centuries-old prophecy and an ancient tome reveal that he must leave his village and find a cursed wizard lost 200 years earlier. Barely able to perform basic magic, Krys fears he will fail, allowing his beloved homeland to fall victim to evil magic.

Books

Unchosen Mage
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 62,440. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Fourteen year old Krys Anderwood lives in a small village in Lanterra. His world changes in one terrible day, right before a centuries-old prophecy and an ancient tome reveal that he must leave home and find a cursed wizard lost 200 years earlier. Barely able to perform basic magic, Krys fears he will fail, and his beloved homeland will fall victim to evil magic.

M Norton’s tag cloud

apprentice    battle    castle    curse    dragon    enchanted forest    friendship    king    mage    magic    magical creatures    quest    rennaisance period    spells    waarriors    wizard   

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