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Welcome

I really appreciate you taking the time to explore my website, where you can read excerpts from my novels, screenplays, poetry, and other creative projects.

Unlike most writers whose inspiration comes from reading the work of other fiction writers, I find that I’m more inspired by music and musicians. In my opinion, there isn’t a more personal form of communication and creative expression than music. You’ll find that many of my characters are also heavily influenced by music, and as I’m writing I always imagine the film in my head and the music I want to use for every scene.

I like to put my characters in situations where they are forced to step outside of their comfort zones, push the envelope to achieve their dreams, and never say die when faced with seemingly insurmountable obstacles or overwhelming tragedy. I’m not interested in writing about characters who play it safe and limit themselves based on what society dictates, so you will see that I always try to challenge my characters at every twist and turn.

What Becomes a Legend Most Available at Dimple Records and The Avid Reader

The print version of my novel, What Becomes a Legend Most, is available at the following stores in Sacramento, CA:

Dimple Records (Sacramento (Arden Way), Citrus Heights, and Folsom).

The Avid Reader (Sacramento--Broadway).

Also available as an eBook at 12 online retail sites, including Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and iBooks.

The Print Version of my Novel Has Arrived!!!!!

The print version of my novel, What Becomes a Legend Most, arrived today. Very exciting to finally see my book as an actual published novel. Makes me want to hurry and get my next three books ready for publication as soon as possible, but still lots of work to do to promote this book. Writers seem to forget that the work doesn't end once you publish a book. You still have a duty to promote it and do everything to ensure its success. If you care about the story and characters then it's a labor of love and you don't mind doing the work.

New Novel--What Becomes a Legend Most

My new novel, What Becomes a Legend Most, has been released to Amazon Kindle, Nook (Barnes & Noble), and Apple iBooks.

Description:

Cassie Hamilton is a rock musician trying to conquer her personal demons while fighting to climb the record charts. A survivor of sexual abuse and an impressionable young woman with a knack for becoming involved with some of rock’s most notorious bad boys, Cassie fights against sexism, drug and alcohol abuse, and her own nagging self-doubt to obtain the fame and respect she craves.

Amazon:

Coming Soon. . . What Becomes a Legend Most (novel)

I'm happy to announce that my novel, What Becomes a Legend Most, will be available soon as an e-book from the following:

iBooks
Nook
AmazonKindle
Kobo
esentral
Gardner's Books
Scribd.
Baker & Taylor
Copia
flipkart.com
Oyster

"Precious Lives" Published in A&U Magazine

Please check out A&U Magazine at http://aumag.org/wordpress/?s=Kathey+Norton&submit=
to view my single act screenplay "Precious Lives," which was published in the March 2012 edition, and is now available online as well.

Featured Poem of the Month

I’m Not With The Band Anymore

So many wasted nights spent in cities that never sleep.
Me, with bloodshot eyes and impaired hearing, standing outside the backstage door.
Pretending to be with the band,
And hoping you’d talk to me before leaving with your chosen lady of the evening.

But when our eyes met, there was only a pseudo spark of recognition.
I guess my name wasn’t important enough for you to remember.
So I was always left standing alone like a pathetic idiot,
Wondering why I kept putting myself through that torture.

What was a pleasant distraction for awhile, turned into a futile obsession.
It took me away from what’s important to me.
Wrecked my self-esteem,
And made me lose so much precious time.

But now I’ve found someone genuine to talk to,
Someone who loves me for me.
So don’t bother adding me to your guest list,
Because I’m not with the band anymore.

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