Norman Crane

Biography

I live in Canada. I write books. I'm also a historian, a wise guy and a cinephile. When I'm not writing, I'm probably reading or trying to cook. Philip Dick, Haruki Murakami and Graham Greene are some of my favourite authors. I enjoy fiction that makes me curious because curiosity makes me creative. I peer under mossy rocks, knock on hollow trees and believe in hidden passageways—not because I have proof of their existence, but because imagining them is itself the reward. I like non-fiction for the same reason. I also like computers, text editors and mechanical keyboards.

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Books

Beaver At His Parents' [Episode 3]
Price: Free! Words: 19,840. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Every life has a history. Everyone has a home page. Sometimes, to go forward, you have to hit the "back" button. Beaver At His Parents' is a comedy-drama series about Charlie, a lawyer who loses everything and returns to his home town to start over. Episode 3: "Filosofem"
Beaver At His Parents' [Episode 2]
Price: Free! Words: 20,160. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Every life has a history. Everyone has a home page. Sometimes, to go forward, you have to hit the "back" button. Beaver At His Parents' is a comedy-drama series about Charlie, a lawyer who loses everything and returns to his home town to start over. Episode 2: "After Hours"
Beaver At His Parents' [Episode 1]
Price: Free! Words: 19,910. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Every life has a history. Everyone has a home page. Sometimes, to go forward, you have to hit the "back" button. Beaver At His Parents' is a comedy-drama series about Charlie, a lawyer who loses everything and returns to his home town to start over. Episode 1: "Reasonable Foreseeability"
A Dwarf Stood At The Door
Price: Free! Words: 32,070. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Science fiction » General
It was just a game, one of those quaint text adventures from the 1980s: quests, dwarves and silly fun... Until the dwarf showed up at your door. He's got a big axe.
Iris
Price: Free! Words: 15,110. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Iris is a post-apocalyptic tale about a pre-apocalyptic love. You have until 2025 to read. Then the world ends.
Goblins & Vikings in America: Episode 3
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,810. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Medieval
Five hundred years before Columbus, the Vikings discovered North America. That much is known. What they found there was not -- until now. This is the epic saga of a Viking's quest to find his son, one that will take him and his companions to the very edges of the known world, and beyond: to a land of exotic civilizations, ancient mystery, and unprecedented danger.
Goblins & Vikings in America: Episode 2
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,570. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Five hundred years before Columbus, the Vikings discovered North America. That much is known. What they found there was not -- until now. This is the epic saga of a Viking's quest to find his son, one that will take him and his companions to the very edges of the known world, and beyond: to a land of exotic civilizations, ancient mystery, and unprecedented danger.
Goblins & Vikings in America: Episode 1
Price: Free! Words: 17,470. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Medieval
(4.00 from 1 review)
Five hundred years before Columbus, the Vikings discovered North America. That much is known. What they found there was not -- until now. This is the epic saga of a Viking's quest to find his son, one that will take him and his companions to the very edges of the known world, and beyond: to a land of exotic civilizations, ancient mystery, and unprecedented danger.
Fairy of Teeth
Price: Free! Words: 17,870. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
Paulie and his buds are regular small town teens. Until the night Paulie drowns but doesn't die. Normal people don't tend to do that. And monsters exist, even in the suburbs.
Saint Addiction
Price: Free! Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Procter's a junkie. He lives near Brown Hill with the raccoons and his drug paraphernalia, which he keeps on a silver platter under the sofa. He didn't have a woman until he met her. She has clean, shiny hair. She's going to be his woman. They're going to be a family. He's not going to be a deadbeat any more.
The Salt Hollows
Price: Free! Words: 1,270. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(3.00 from 1 review)
My parents divorced. I don't live with my father. I live with my mother and Henry, who likes it when I call him "dad". One summer, my dad visited me secretly. When my mother and Henry found out, they were angry. Then the snow came. I'll never forget that night. Sometimes, people do things—do them out of love—that scrape away their insides, leaving them as nothing but painful containers of salt.
Hazelnut Street
Price: Free! Words: 1,360. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
A story about returning to the street you grew up on. Everyone's there, but everything's changed. You've changed. The faces you recognize are not the ones you speak to. The people you meet are not the ones you knew. And when she takes you by the hand and pulls you between houses, fireworks exploding overhead, there is pain where once there was so much hope.
The Circular Logic of Space Exploration
Price: Free! Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
An unexpected telephone call reignites a retired professor's space travel ambitions, but at what cost—and to whom?
The Boy Who Spoke Mosquito
Price: Free! Words: 1,490. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Duey Pepper doesn't talk much. He doesn't have parents. His only friend is Oliver. Oliver died. The bullies should have left Duey alone after that.
Don Whitman's Masterpiece
Price: Free! Words: 3,850. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Horror » General
Don Whitman was a high school boy who did a bad and bloody thing. Now the pipe's all filled with cement and the adults tell his name to scare us—all except Mr Gregor: Mr Gregor knows the truth. He told it to me once, with details...
Dear Bette Davis
Price: Free! Words: 2,020. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Bette Davis ruined my life. Well, Bette Davis and Howard Hawk's 'The Big Sleep'. This is the story of my childhood.
A Paunch Full of Pesos
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,570. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Fenimore rode into Hope Springs on a drunken horse and wearing a dead man's poncho. He carried two guns and seven coins: six grimy ones for the six men who’d taken from him and the seventh for the woman he’d loved, who’d sold him out for a future full of dollars. He was looking for work. What he found was a feud. He made himself useful.

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Norman Crane's favorite authors on Smashwords

E J Gilmour
Latest book: Kaloren. Published August 3, 2014.
Geltab
Latest book: Don't Eat Humans: A Dragon's Rulebook on Life. Published March 4, 2016. (3.33 from 3 reviews)
Gilles Messier
Latest book: In the Ocean of Storms. Published November 9, 2013.
James Hampton
Latest book: A Caller on Christmas Eve. Published December 16, 2013. (5.00 from 2 reviews)
Joseph A. Noon
Latest book: The Grave. Published December 29, 2017.
Sherry Chadwell
Latest book: The Saga of Peabody and Other True Life Adventures. Published December 3, 2013. (5.00 from 1 review)