Real Favorite Movies, Horror Double-Features and then there’s this book I read…

Remember that episode of Friends where they have the contest to see who gets to live in the purple apartment? One of my favorite bits is the question about Rachel's real favorite movie vs. the movie she tells people is her favorite. When prompted, my favorite movie is Bridge on the River Kwai. This is... Continue Reading →


Idle Summer Sunday

In our house Sundays are all about coffee, pajamas, hobbies, and lots of doing nothing. Sometimes friends drop by- two so far today. Right now there's doodling, writing, and movie watching going on while we all put off dragging our carcasses out to do the weekly shopping at Aldi. We're primarily motivated to pull on... Continue Reading →

Welcome to The Gnomewood Chronicles

  For lovers of Stranger Things and Spiderwick, welcome to Witchbone, the first series in The Gnomewood Chronicles. Eleven year old Danny Hallow accepts his life, such as it is. He has no friends. His parents are gone. His three Keepers are the only people that are in on the secret of Danny's erratic and... Continue Reading →

Reviews for The Goblin’s Winter

Reviewed for Midwest Book Review's Children's Bookwatch newsletter: A riveting great read and the first volume of author Alex Norton's new 'Witchbone' series, "The Goblin's Winter" showcases a master of the fantasy action/adventure novel who has a genuine flair for originality and a thoroughly reader engaging narrative storytelling style. While unreservedly recommended for school and... Continue Reading →

Random Reading March 2019

My reading style is highly disorganized. I go to my local library every Monday and check out anything that looks good. I read them all at the same time (well, not at the SAME time...I toggle back and forth between them). I finish the ones I like and the ones I don't like end up... Continue Reading →

I dare anyone to figure out what any of this means, including me. I can still make out enough of this original outline to have written 200+ pages of Witchbone Book Two. Please excuse my horrible sketches. Like my favorite protagonist, I'm not much of an artist.  I doodle compulsively on napkins, notes, day planners... Continue Reading →

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