Norm Applegate


I live in Sarasota, and I write thrillers, horror and paranormal books.

I’m also a Mac Fanatic. Smooth Jazz enthusiast. Drummer. Former hypnotist and Horror Movie Fan.

Norman Applegate is an author and consultant, with a growing body of work to his credit. Born in Glasgow Scotland, growing up in Toronto Canada and now residing in Sarasota Florida with his wife Cheryl, Norm Applegate works and travels for an international consulting company, then occasionally scares the “heck” out of his family with his thoughts and writings.


* (2012) The Prisoner
* (2011) Shockwave
• (2011) First to Die
* (2011) Sadist (Turkish translation of Into The Basement)
• (2009) Blood Bar, a vampire tale
• (2007) Into the Spell
• (2006) Into the Basement

Short Story
• (2011) Jumpers

• (2008) From the Shadows

• (20010) Grotto
• (2009) Into the Basement (co-writer Nicholas Grabowsky)

Norm’s writing began while travelling through New Zealand and Australia as a Hypno-therapist with colorful letters to his family of his tales as a hypnotist and the weirdness it attracts.

His early years in Toronto were filled with aspirations of the 60’s Yorkville music scene, and as a drummer in numerous bands led to a short lived career playing the bars and clubs in the Toronto area. The band Photograph, signed to a recording studio, made some noise on the coast to coast CBC radio show, the Entertainers. In 1973 the band worked with Canadian artist & producer Tony Kosinec, (All Things Come From God), and after legal issues strangled them into submission, they went their separate ways. The band members were George Szabo and Stan Meissner, (Stan later wrote for Céline Dion, LeeAnn Womack, Eddie Money, Rita Coolidge, BJ Thomas, Ben Orr (The Cars), Triumph and Toronto). The life of drugs, sex and rock and roll were over, sad but true.

After a few years of travel, he had the bug, and entered the world of management consulting to become a road warrior, and is now a 2 million miler with Delta. Away from home and with the desire to write a novel it began. His first book, “Into the Basement,” is a raw, dark thriller, described as "juicy." His second novel of the Kim Bennett series, “Into the Spell,” explores the horror of a copy-cat Son of Sam killer and hypnosis.

Early 2008, Norm contributed with a short story called “Jumpers,” into the horror anthology “From the Shadows.”
In 2009, Norm developed the screenplay for his novel “Into the Basement,” with Nicholas Grabowsky and director J. L. Botelho of Triad Pictures.

In 2010 he released, Blood Bar, a vampire tale and wrote the screenplay for a short horror film, Grotto.

Where to find Norm Applegate online

Where to buy in print


The Prisoner
Series: Kill or be Killed, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,190. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Jack Dwyer ex-military psychologist puts together the pieces. You go to the FBI, they don’t buy it. You go to the Chinese Embassy, they aren’t listening. You’re followed, picked up on the street. You’re beaten, blindfolded and taken to a safe house. You’re not sure why. But then you meet the prisoner and the pieces come together. There’s only one outcome…violent!
Series: Kill or be Killed, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,440. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Thriller writer Norm Applegate, author of Into the Basement, introduces us to a new character, Jack Dwyer. Shockwave. Loner Jack Dwyer. Pretty woman Kelly Paul. Homegrown terrorists use pipe bombs to kill. The cause? They want America back. Violence breeds violence. Never underestimate a loner!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,650. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Gypsy Lore. Fortune Telling. Black Magic Twelve million Gypsy’s in the world. They have the gift. Good fortune or destroy with a curse. Two men visit one. The wrong one. Money is exchanged. She looks into their eyes. A wish is granted!
First to Die
Series: Dark Bent Female, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,140. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Coerced into a grave robbing scheme by a group of vampires, Kim Bennett has no idea she’s been set up for a grisly murder, her own. Kim battles twisted characters, a killer with a sickening fetish and a society fueled by blood lust. This novel is as much a thriller as it is blunt force trauma. Laced with sexual frenzy layered on graphic violence, this book is not for vegetarians.
Blood Bar, a vampire tale
Series: Dark Bent Female, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 75,430. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » General
A beautiful woman killing vampires... A bad guy, nicknamed The Beast... A Vampire Hangout, Blood Bar... And a sexually bent woman, Kim Bennett... Blood Bar by Norm Applegate "Move towards me, tilt your head, I'm feeling greedy; give me all of you." Expect a healthy dose of action: murder, sharp blades, carve in, carve out, blood spills, graphic, sexual.
Into the Basement
Series: Dark Bent Female, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,590. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Asian, enjoys torture… Russian, enjoys abduction… Obsession, sexual slavery… Bent woman, Kim Bennett… Into the Basement is Norm Applegate’s first book. It’s a graphic thriller about two serial killers who steal women and torture them in the basement.
Into the Spell, A Paranormal Thriller
Series: Dark Bent Female, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 53,370. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Hypnotist, deranged… Ghost, Madame Blavatsky… Serial killer, female… Bent woman, Kim Bennett… Into the Spell is Norm Applegate’s second book. It’s a paranormal thriller about a serial killer controlled by a hypnotist, who speaks to the dead.

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