Norma Curtis was born near Wrexham, North Wales, where her family still resides, and now lives in London, England, with her husband and a son. She is a novelist and short story writer, and she was elected the twentieth Chairman (1999–2001) of the Romantic Novelists’ Association.
Her first novel, “Living It Up, Living It Down”, published in 1994 by Harper Collins, won the Romantic Novelists’ Association New Writers’ Award, and also featured in the WH Smith Fresh Talent promotion. Her other books, Quality Time and The Last Place You Look have also been published by Harper Collins.
Her short stories have appeared in Woman, Woman and Home and Woman’s Own, anthologies and teenage magazines. She writes with a unique blend of dry humour, warmth, wisdom and originality.
Titles: Living It Up, Living It Down, Quality Time, The last Place You Look (HarperCollins) Holy Bones and Ava Jones (Create Space)
Holy Bones and Ava Jones
Ava’s Wish List: 1) See Mum again 2) Help Tal find holy bones 3) Try to stop people from stealing them back 4) Convince Dad I am totally reliable and trustworthy. Ava Jones is argumentative, funny and good at swimming. Top of Ava’s Wish list is to see her Mum again and she joins forces with a boy named Tal to find the legendary Head of Bran which can get people anything they want. But Ava and Tal soon find out that they are not the only ones searching for the Head.
Despite their bravery and ingenuity they get into serious danger and realise it needs greater powers than theirs to save it from destruction. Can Tal use his new-found skills to defeat their enemies? Why does the book shop owner wear such bad wigs? And will Ava’s dream of being reunited with her mother ever come true?