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Welcome to my website

A collection of poetry, shorts and longs with links for my social media chaos. I don’t cross post, so to get the full scope of my pictures, videos and antics, you have to actually follow each platform. My first published novel is available everywhere online, Justyce Scales of the Otherly and Obscura is a YA Fantasy Fiction (little bit thriller) Click here to order straight from the publisher- Archway Publishing from Simon & Schuster or check out Amazon, Indigo, Kobo, all links at the bottom of the page. Or, you know, just click the black words above.

Book signing tour on now!

My Microsoft David is currently reading my WIP so I can do what I do best- multi task. I am listening for errors in my writing as I update my website and eating the eggs benny cooked by this lovely lady who owns this BNB log cabin in Quesnel, BC. This place is like a wooden castle! Anyone seen Timber Kings? This is it, the palace for those guys. Absolutely love everything here, even the baseboards are photogenic.

My website has been a blog post style for sometime and I have now changed it to a highlights type of suite, or should we say, a very big query. I am actively seeking a literary agent to help get my commercial fiction into the proper publishing house. So dear potential agent, please enjoy perusing my site to get a feel for my potential, take a chance with me, I won’t let you down. And dear new friend that is reading this for the first time, I won’t let you down either. I am genuine, contact me, I will respond.

Okay, a little back story. I’ve written since I was a kid. I want to be the next Stephen King. And I know I’m not allowed to say that in query letters, but I can certainly say it on my website. I loved his novels growing up, and I still love his novels. I admire his story building skills and his wide range of genres, although mostly in the horror vein, they still deviate slightly when you compare say Green Mile to Carrie.

Aside from SK, my other top idols are Garth Nix, Margaret Atwood, Jodi Picoult, and who can forget Neil Gaiman?

I have written to all these authors personal messages, notes and tweets. I am so over the top proud to claim that I did have one respond! It was from Garth Nix and pointed out my spelling error on Sabriel, but I’ll take it.

Why was I listing my favourite authors? So you know how I write, what I like to write and who I am pining to cross paths with one day.

And you, my friends, I can’t wait to meet you at my book signings.

Much love,

Norma Rrae

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The Vain One

Since I suppose you want to know about who’s writings you’re reading. My name is Norma Rrae, and I’m a northern living author. Up here, we chop wood for heat, hunt for dinner, fish for enjoyment and garden for an excuse to be in the sunshine.

I’m 38, she/her, Gemini, spirit animal is elephant. I have plants (that survive my torture), I don’t dance, my favorite kitchen singing music is anything from Punk Rock to Trap to Oldies. I don’t run 5K, my favorite food is spicy Ichiban noodles with everything but the sink on top, I don’t smoke, I don’t drink, I don’t do drugs so you won’t need Narcan to hang out with me on a Friday night, although good luck getting me out of the house. I’m a writer, my favorite place is anywhere, with a notebook and a pen (preferably with sunshine but if its snowing, it just gives me an excuse to use my fuzzy boots.)

I’m a recovered addict, having lived through more life experiences than most could even find written in a book, I have a wealth of real life stories not to mention the made up ones I can create at the drop of an ink blot. I’ve always have a wild imagination (which isn’t always fun when I’m alone) and I’ve written since I was a child. I lost many years of my life to addiction so am now pulling the bits back together to build an author portfolio to hopefully acquire an agent that will represent me and help sell my novels that spill out of me faster than what my teens can make messes in my house (ok, maybe it’s a close second.)

You’re still here? So you want to know more!

I’m a Dark Fantasy writer. I enjoy writing everything from Adult Literary Fiction to Fantasy Thrillers to YA Horror.

I live in BC, Canada, with my husband, three teenage children, four large breed dogs, a hedgehog, a hamster, a snake and a bearded dragon. My oldest son has already moved out on his own and has his own child, a fiery redhead, that looks exactly like my adult son. I know already why being a grandparent is so amazing, it’s like I can redo my son’s younger years (without all the messy parts.)

My hobbies? You guessed it: writing. But there’s also reading, photography, poetry, gardening, hunting and fishing. And sleeping. I love dreaming and spent a solid year writing them down every night. I often pull inspiration from my dreams and thank my subconscious for this (except when the dream is scary and leaves me feeling spooked for the day.)

I read all the books I can. My house features a full wall bookshelf where I keep sane during long northern winters by buying new books, especially from authors I meet and reorganizing them on my shelf with inspiration from Pinterest. My coolest catch was a signed copy from an author in England.

I work as a Community and Family Services Coordinator at The Salvation Army Food Bank and feel that all my life circumstances have brought me exactly to where I need to be and I love my new work family already.

Saturdays for me are nearly always the same; an audiobook on my headphones, cleaning, music, cleaning, writing, cleaning, laundry, writing, eating, shopping, writing then movie night. Clock work. It’s a beautiful thing.

The worst mix of two chemicals in my life- is darkness and my over active imagination, so yes, I am deathly afraid of the dark.

My favorite thing to do is sit in front of my woodstove writing a new story and cuddling my dogs.

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 but I still 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.

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 Thriller.) The novel is a mass up between Alice in Wonderland and Stranger Things.


The picture that didn’t make the cut as my ‘official author photo’ but you’ll have to buy my book to see the number one pick!

This is where you can read my writings

See, I do blog posts! But if you want to read my poetry, shorts and longs, go to ‘The Reading One’

Writer’s Brain

Being an ’80s baby, I grew up before the mental health movement, where we all became more aware of things like autism, ADHD, mental health sufferings and all that fun stuff in our heads that we now call home. During my upbringing, I remember my aunts or uncles joking- “don’t give that kid sugar.” But …

It’s Just Me

Full disclosure- this post is not edited. Read on to learn why 😉 I met the editor of a newspaper yesterday and he asked me what was a hang on say a book I had started writing and never finished vs a book I easily finished. I was so intrigued by this question. It’s true! …

Happy Halloween

I have never missed a Halloween, mainly because I had my firstborn at such a young age that I shifted easily from trick or treating, to totting around a child to trick or treat for me! I wouldn’t recommend this, as it is the most challenging way to start your life. My son was two …

This is how you can contact me

You can see more of my antics of Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Goodreads or click on the menu and read some of my writings here

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