During the NaNoWriMo challenge of November, 2016, I sat down to write a story with an idea in mind about a young woman, Sierra, who was unhappy with her life, despite the wonderful upbringing she'd had surrounded by a loving father and grandmother. She had no desire to attend university, couldn't find a subject to hold her interest. She was also constantly plagued by the feeling there was something missing from her life, that there was something else "out there" for her.
Never did I anticipate the story that would unfold over the span of 50,000 words - a story which continues to tug at my heartstrings. I knew when I finished writing, The Prayer, there would be more to the story, thus decided to turn it into a trilogy. Even I, as the author, wanted to learn more about these characters, to see where life would taken them.
The second title of the trilogy, The Journey, will soon be in the hands of my editor; I cannot wait until I can bring that story to you, as well. The third title, The Choice, is currently writing itself upon my mind. It is my hope that the trilogy will be complete before 2018 comes to an end.
Meanwhile, please take a look at the book trailer of The Prayer to get a feel for the story. Feel free to visit its page here at Norma's Books to find more information about the plot, buy links and reviews.
WHo am I?
My name is Norma Budden. I'm a Canadian author who makes my home in Arctic Canada. I have lived in the Arctic for almost 25 years working with The North West Company. I've worn many hats throughout my career but really look forward to the evening hours when I can be creative and see what arises out of pure imagination and inspiration. The end result: the stories you will find here - stories which have written themselves upon my heart and soul.
At this time, feel free to take a look at the books and stories featured here at Norma's Books. They cover a wide range of subject matter which is sure to be enjoyable for readers of crime, mystery, romance and suspense. Over time, there will be more titles inspired by true events.
Most importantly, thank you so much for visiting! You have so many things in your life to occupy your time and attention. It means a lot that you took a few minutes out of your day to see what's going on in mine.
Wait a minute! I read, too!
Personally, there is equal enjoyment between bringing my own characters to life and reading the characters others have created, especially if the genres involve thrillers with crossovers between mystery, crime, suspense, and contemporary romance. That being said, it leaves me with a wide selection of books to read, both in the indie and traditional markets. However, being an independent author, I tend to support authors like myself, spreading the word about the books I enjoy most. I created a website to feature indie books I've read, sharing my thoughts about them. I've even interviewed a few authors behind the titles. As time progressed, I added a few reviews of traditionally published authors. If you are interested in checking out these titles, I would encourage you to visit Budden Book Reviews. I hope you'll join me there.
Once again, thank you so much for visiting Norma's Books and, if I'm honest, I would have to admit to hoping to see you again! Check back as you can to learn about the latest writing developments and achievements in my world!