About Alex



I’m an 80s kid who listened to a lot of Cure and Big Audio Dynamite while sporting spiky purple hair and Doc Martens. 

These days, I’m an adult serial space cadet with a hard-core coffee habit and glasses.  I’m a lifelong lover of horror films, fiction novels, fantasy art, most genres of music, old-school tabletop RPGs and the company of dogs (and cats and reptiles and sometimes rats and guinea pigs).  

I’m a Maryland native (Ballmer, hun!) who transplanted to New Hampshire’s seacoast region in 2012, along with the spousal unit and three offspring who are generous enough to keep me in the middle school loop. I can even Orange Justice when it’s absolutely necessary to embarrass my kids in public. 

Writing, art, and music are my favorite hobbies. As a full-time gig, I’ve been working professionally with animals since I was fourteen. If it runs, crawls, slithers, swims or flies, I’ve probably been bitten, strangled or stung by it at least once.

I’ve been spinning-up tales about Danny Hallow and the Wildwood family since I was around ten years old. The characters in the Gnomewood Chronicles have been introduced to a small group of dedicated fans over the years via short stories, campfires, and the internet. This blog and the stories contained within are written for them and anyone else who likes fantasy-horror fiction featuring oddball kids with psychic powers vs. monsters, though I do occasionally branch out into other subjects. 

The Goblin’s Winter is Book One in the Witchbone series of the Gnomewood Chronicles (too many subheadings? You tell me), Witchbone Book Two: The Ghost of Annie Gray is nearly finished and scheduled for publication in Summer 2019. I’m also working on three other series, Wildwood Boys, Strange Rivers, and Sons of Circe. 

I hope you enjoy reading my stories as much as I enjoy making them up. Writing is pure pleasure for me, and it brings me more happiness than almost anything else when readers like my weird little fairy tales and characters. 

Like them? Let me know if you have a minute. Let me know what you liked, didn’t like, wish would have happened or were disappointed by. An honest appraisal is always welcomed and appreciated.

Alex Norton


Find me on Facebook@ https://www.facebook.com/TownofEddystone.   Don’t be afraid to say hello. 




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