Sunday, February 21, 2021

Coming 6.15.21


I'm thrilled to announce that I have an all-new novel out this summer. It's called ALL TOGETHER NOW, and here's the pitch:

At just thirty-five, reclusive billionaire Robbie Malcolm is a renowned financial prognosticator, a celebrated philanthropist, and a mathematical genius. Also, he’s dying, which is a fact he’s carefully concealing from the world.

As he takes stock, Robbie realizes that his wealth means nothing if he can’t help the people who matter most. So he invites his oldest friends—Blair, Cat, and Wade—to their beloved Fenwick Island on the coast of Delaware to share his secret and to reveal plans for each of them that he believes will change their lives forever.

However, Robbie isn’t the only one with secrets. The bonds the friends formed as teenagers still exist, but adulthood has brought a whole new set of complications, like unrequited loves, marriages on the brink, and so much unfulfilled potential. Robbie’s plans may look good on paper, but are they any match for the utter disaster that is real life?

As everything comes to light over a wild weekend full of surprises, Robbie learns there are still some things money can’t buy, and a group of friends who thought their best years were behind them realize just how much they have to look forward to.

ALL TOGETHER NOW hits bookstores and e-readers on 6.15.21, but you can pre-order now wherever you buy books. 

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Last Couple Standing: The Paperback

The New York Post said it's one of the best books to read in our age of social isolation. Esquire called it "irresistible" and named it one of the best books of 2020. Kirkus Reviews called it "quick-witted" and "ultimately hopeful." And in two weeks...you can get it in paperback. 

Hey, everyone. I'm firing this website back up after a bit of time off. Look for LAST COUPLE STANDING in paperback on March 3, and look again for my all-new novel, ALL TOGETHER NOW, on June 15. Both are available for pre-order wherever you buy books. 

More soon.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Hometown Q&A

Baltimore may not be my original hometown, but it's where I live now, it's where I've become an adult, it's where my kids were born, and it's where my new novel, LAST COUPLE STANDING, takes place.

So, I was thrilled to chat with author Marion Winik recently for Baltimore Fishbowl. We discussed all sorts of things, like the best cookies in Charm City, the horror movie that is E.T., and whether or not the novel is autobiographical. Short answer: Yes and No.

Have a look right here, and let me know what you think.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Confessions of a Former Anti-Outliner

One of the things I get asked about most from readers and fellow writers is whether or not I outline my books before I start writing them. Well, my answer is complicated, because it's been different for each book.

I did my best to explain this recently in a piece for my friends over at Writer Unboxed.

To outline or not to outline? In the writing world, it's a surprisingly controversial topic. I understand both points of view well--because, in fact, I've lived each them. Now, to be honest, I'm pretty sure I'll never write another book without doing an outline again.

If you're interested, take a look and let me know what you think.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Join Me: Instagram Live on Tuesday at 8pm ET

Here's how it went. My third novel, LAST COUPLE STANDING, came out last Tuesday in the middle of an unprecedented global crisis. Consequently, and for good reason, all of my launch events to date have been cancelled.

That's where the Internet comes in.

On Tuesday, March 24, I'll be celebrating the one-week anniversary of LAST COUPLE STANDING with a reading and Q&A session on Instagram Live at 8pm ET. If you're a friend, a fan, or just looking for an activity, please join in. All you have to do is follow me on Instagram @thenormannation. At 8pm east coast time, in your Stories feed, you'll see my grinning, well-lit face with a "Live" symbol over my head. Click and, with any luck, there I'll be.

Hope to see you there. And, of course, LAST COUPLE STANDING is available now. Normally, I'd say "It's available wherever you buy books," but, well, you know...things are getting weird out there.

Stay safe, everyone.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Available Wherever You Buy Books

Okay, admittedly, this isn't how we drew it up. But, pandemic be damned, my new novel, LAST COUPLE STANDING, is now officially on sale.

Thanks to everyone who has been so enthusiastic in the months and weeks leading up to launch day. Despite everything, I'm thrilled to finally have this book out in the world, and I can't wait for everyone to meet Jessica and Mitch Butler. 

If you get your hands on a copy, post a picture and tag me on social. I'd love to see it. And, please consider posting a review on Amazon, Goodreads, or wherever else you review books.

And, above all, take care of yourselves and each other.

Friday, March 6, 2020

We're All Damaged is Just $.99 This Month

Have you read my second novel, WE'RE ALL DAMAGED? Did you read it years ago, but find yourself suddenly dying to read it again? Do you like the color orange? Well, you're in luck.

The team at Amazon has made the Kindle version of WE'RE ALL DAMAGED available for just $.99 for the month of March. My accountants tell me that that is literally less than one dollar. Not a bad deal for a book.

Have a nice weekend, everyone. Oh, and, please note, I stole this lovely picture off of the Internet. You can find all sorts of great things on there.