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.

Book Signing at Dimple 9-30-17

I'm very excited about my book signing at Dimple Books & Vinyl (1600 Broadway, Sacramento, CA) next week (9/30/17 1-3). This is a new location for Dimple and I'm looking forward to checking out their vinyl collection and meeting potential new readers.

I've been heavily involved in promoting Diary of a Fast Food Worker all year, and am looking forward to getting ready to prepare my next book, Schoolgirl in Disgrace, for release in early 2018.

Local Author Book Fair 8-27-17

Please join me and 39 other local authors at the Local Author Book Fair today at the Library Galleria (828 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814). Noon-3 p.m. There is parking available at the library building.

Radio Interview for Insight 4/7/17

I had a great time interviewing with Beth Ruyak for Insight on Capitol Public Radio. We talked about my new book, Diary of a Fast Food Worker (available in both print and eBook formats on Amazon, iBooks, BN, Kobo, etc.)

Here is a link to the interview:


Article/Interview for Diary of a Fast Food Worker

Check out this great article that reporter Monica Stark wrote for the Pocket News about my new book, Diary of a Fast Food Worker.


Also, if you're interested in learning more about my book, please check out the Amazon page:


Book Signing Event for Diary of a Fast Food Worker

On April 8, 2017 (1-3 p.m.) I will be signing copies of my new book, Diary of a Fast food Worker. The event will take place at Avid Reader, which recently relocated to 1945 Broadway (Sacramento, CA 95818).

To find out more about this book, please click on this link to the Amazon listing:


New Book Alert: Diary of a Fast Food Worker Is Now Available

Photo of cover of Diary of a Fast Food Worker book.

I'm very happy to announce that my third book, "Diary of a Fast Food Worker" is now available for download on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, iBooks, and other eBook sites. Print copies will be available through Amazon on 1/18/17. I'm in the process of scheduling some book signings in early 2017.

Happy New Year!


Check out Music By Jake Bugg

I had such an amazing time at the Jake Bugg concert at Ace of Spades in Sacramento last night (9/9/16). If you have not heard of this awesome musician/singer/songwriter, you need to check him out. I posted some links to a couple of his songs. I had the pleasure of meeting him after the show, and can say he is such a genuinely sweet and humble person. At age 22, he has a very bright future ahead. He is already so extremely talented. I was so impressed with him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9XwFecNXyU Two Fingers

My Write Up for the Johnny Marr California Jam Tour Book

I was so honored to have the pleasure of having my write up for the Johnny Marr Sacramento Ace of Spades show included in the CA Jam Tour Book.

Here is the PDF link to check it out:


I Met Johnny Marr!!!!!

In March I had the great pleasure and honor of meeting my favorite guitarist, Johnny Marr. I have admired his work since the 80s when he was with The Smiths, and more recently enjoyed his solo material. He is definitely a guitar genius!!! He was so nice to come out after the show to talk to all of us fans hoping he would do just that. He is the most kind and genuine person you could ever hope to meet. I could not believe I was standing on a street corner in Midtown Sacramento talking to Johnny Marr about my dreams of starting a band.

Link to Kathey Norton Interview on Twirl Radio 11-21-15

I had an absolute blast on Twirl Radio (KUBU 96.5 Sacramento), where I had the pleasure of being interviewed by host Mike Lidskin, and the opportunity to bring a playlist of great songs that inspired my rock and roll based novel, What Becomes a Legend Most.

This link below is for the interview portion only, but I included the playlist below in case you want to check out some of these great songs in your spare time. Click on the 11-21-2014 interview link.




Featured Poem of the Month

December Reflection

The year in review.
Some gains, some losses.
Struggling to keep my head above water.
Still holding on to some semblance of a dream.

The world swirls around me like crackling leaves right before a wind storm.
I keep trying to tune out the negative voices that grow a little louder this time of year.
Their toxic words echo through my brain like the annoying sound of a clanging church bell,
Or is that the sound of life passing me by?

Always the awareness of so much to do and so little time.
Wanting it all right now.
Trying to live life in the moment,
But finding myself constantly looking ahead or behind.

Another year has almost gone.
New resolutions to make or break.
Still clinging tightly to the joy that circumstance threatens to steal.
I shake the snow off my boots and walk on.