Hi, my name is Norma Rrae, and I’m a northern living author. (Pics of northern stuff and books on Instagram.)

I live in BC, Canada, with my husband, three teenage children, four large breed dogs (check out my TikTok for the dog antics,) a hedgehog, a hamster, a snake and a bearded dragon. I have an adult son and a fiery redheaded grandson.

My hobbies? You guessed it: writing. But there’s also reading, photography, poetry, gardening, hunting and fishing.

I read all the books I can. My home luckily features a built-in bookshelf. I find inspiration from Pinterest for organizing my bookshelf. It keeps me sane in the long northern winters. I’m also a sucker for buying books, especially from authors I meet. Even authors I connect with online, my coolest catch was a signed copy from an author in England.

I work as a Pharmacy Technician at the local hospital where I mix chemotherapy.

I love cleaning with music or an audiobook on Saturday mornings.

I’m still deathly scared of the dark with my writer brain.

My favourite thing to do is sit in front of my woodstove writing a new story.

One of the first things I remember learning about being a writer was to read. Read everything; the good, the bad and the ugly. I’m a very slow reader. So that makes my Goodreads challenge hard. I wake up early before work to read every morning with my coffee while laying in bed, cuddling my dogs. At night, I snuggle in and read for nearly ten whole minutes before I fall asleep.

I also frequently write new material for you guys to read here (short stories/poems) and outline future novels for when I’m famous and have the time to sit down and write them all. Those stories spill out of me at random times.

My first published novel is coming with Archway Publishing (sublet of Simon and Schuster) in 2022 called Justyce Scales of The Otherly and Obscura (YA Fantasy Adventure). It’s a mass up between Alice in Wonderland and Stranger Things.

I can’t wait to share links for my novel shortly.

Stay healthy, much love,

Norma Rrae


    • I have some of my work published with a small house in Ireland, but the majority of them have been self-published. Currently just e-books (as book formatting seems to be beyond my skill set) It’s a little scary, but it isn’t hard.

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  1. Pleasure to meet you, fellow writer and fellow slow reader. I wonder if you’re like me – you don’t just read words, you have to direct the movie in your mind? Still, I get through at least one book a month by listening to audio books while I cook. Looking forward to checking out Flee Obscura. 🙂


  2. Congratulations on all your publications! Writing is hard work, so you are to be commended not only for your creativity and innovation but also your determination to pull things together and publish.
    Thanks so much for following our blog, Oh, the Places We See. It’s great to have you aboard, even though we’re not traveling as much as we used to.


  3. Dear Norma,
    Thank you for choosing to follow my blog, Bobbing Around. I hope my words will be of service to you for a long time.
    There are many writing-related essays there, mostly under “Rhobin’s Round Robin.”


  4. You have published a lot of books, which takes some dedication and, of course, a lot of love for your craft. I’m a slow reader, too, and like you, I always fall asleep on whatever I’m reading at night. Still, I couldn’t imagine a day without reading or writing nowadays. Many congratulations on the works you’ve published so far, Norma.


  5. Merci Norma et Félicitations pour ton travail et toutes tes publications !
    Bonne fête de fin d’année à toi et à toute ta famille, malgré les difficultés liées au Coronavirus.
    Sois prudente et prends bien soin de toi. Bisous d’amitié.


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