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.

Kathey Norton to be interviewed for Capital Public Radio's "Insight" with Beth Ruyak

Kathey Norton will be interviewed for Capital Public Radio's "Insight" with Beth Ruyak on 9/9/14, at 9:00 a.m. The interview should be archived on CPR's website. Sacramento listeners can listen on 90.9 FM (KXJZ).

Here is the link: http://www.capradio.org/news/insight/

Interview with Kathey Norton Pocket News 9-4-2014

The September 4, 2014 issue of the Pocket News contains an interview with Kathey Norton talking about her new novel, What Becomes a Legend Most.


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.


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.


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:

Gardner's Books
Baker & Taylor

"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

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.