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Tagsjazz musician (2), Minnesota (2), classical musician (2), small town (2), Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (2), conspiracy (2), Lake Superior (1), isolated (1), winter (1), fugitives (1) — see all tags

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About meChris Norbury is a freelance writer and novelist. He independently published his first novel, "Castle Danger," in April 2016. In June of 2017, "Castle Danger" was awarded a B.R.A.G. Medallion from In October of 2017, "Castle Danger" received an Honorable Mention-Genre Fiction- Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards.

Chris is working on the prequel to "Castle Danger," whose working title is "Straight River." A sequel to "Castle Danger" is in the planning stages. He has also been a freelance writer since 2014. His areas of expertise include finance, investing, economics, politics, golf, wine, and current events.

His essay on wilderness canoeing, "Solo Challenge," was published in the Spring 2014 issue of the Boundary Waters Journal. A second article, titled "Soloing for Solitude," appears in the Spring 2016 issue of the BWJ.

He is a contributing editor to and writes weekly op-ed articles for

Chris is a long-time volunteer Big Brother (since 2000) and will dedicate a percentage of all sales of his novels to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Minnesota. Even if you do not buy his book(s), please consider volunteering for one of the best mentoring programs in the country and contact your local chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters.

During golf season in Minnesota, Chris works on perfecting his golf game, an impossible dream but also an excellent excuse to get out of the office. He lives in southern Minnesota with his wife and golf clubs.

About my libraryEclectic. Ranges from the classics to a wide range of non-fiction to thrillers, mysteries, suspense, crime, historical fiction, and literary fiction.

I just don't "get" science fiction and fantasy. Too unnecessarily complicated with make-believe worlds, creatures, names, places, magical abilities, and skills. The modern sci-fi and fantasy I've tried seem to lose the story and character interactions deep inside the world building and technology.


Favorite authorsDavid Baldacci, Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Robert Crais, C. S. Forester, William Kent Krueger, Dennis Lehane, Jack London, Michael Perry, John Sandford, Heather Shumaker, John Steinbeck, Robert Louis Stevenson, Mark Twain, Bill Watterson (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresLittle Professor Book Center - Owatonna


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