About

Greetings! I’m speculative author Nora Weston.

My fiction and poetry slips in-between and all around science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Frequently, my characters find themselves in frightening situations. Reality is then turned upside down and placed in the middle of a supernatural event. I use these extraordinary situations to explore human nature since some of my characters rise to the occasion, stay focused, and beat the odds; other characters consistently make decisions that lead them into a bleak reality.

Born and raised in Wheeling, WV, I grew up in a small neighborhood set against dark woods that certainly fueled my imagination. My favorite television shows were the Twilight Zone, Dark Shadows, and dare I say…Star Trek. I love good, old-fashioned horror stories, especially if a lesson about life is learned. My favorite authors are Stephen King, C.S. Lewis, Alexandre Dumas, and Edgar Allan Poe. I also enjoy reading the poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley, Sylvia Plath, Virginia Woolf, William Blake, and Wilfred Owen.

I’ve been an elementary school teacher and a freelance artist. My husband and I have six children. Currently, five of the six are licensed drivers. Yes…teaching young people to drive is the most terrifying job in the world!

Author Bio:

Nora’s publishing credits include the anthologies Mind Mutations, Cyber Pulp’s Halloween 3.0, and Dark Pleasures. Other venues in print and online include; The Hacker’s Source, The Dream People, Hoboeye, Abandoned Towers, Dark Moon Rising, Shadowkeep, Insolent Rudder, Poe Little Thing, Soul Engravings, Dark Walls, The Murder Hole, Word Salad, Lost in the Dark, Static Movement Online, Escaping Elsewhere, Decompositions, The Kudzu Monthly, The Burning Word, The Seeker Magazine, Dream Forge, The Sidewalk’s End, and The Harrow. She took first place in a Lotus Blooms Journal’s past poetry contest. Nora has also had work published by 1889 Labs, Bete Noire, Eye to the Telescope, Star*Line, and Calliope on the Web. Worlds Within-Worlds Beyond, Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine, Trapeze Magazine, and Four and Twenty have all featured her work.  Crack the Spine published Nora’s work in February 2012. Both of her novels, Guardian 2632 and The Twelfth Paladin have been published by Melange Books. In 2017, Speculative 66 and NewMyths.com published her work. Feel free to download previous interviews with Nora on Blog Talk Radio’s, Not Picture Perfect. Her blog is the Noracast.

Nora has also had the pleasure of reaching people through the airwaves on radio stations throughout the US. She’s been a guest on WBIG/ 1280 am/ People to People with Paul Morgan, and KFIZ/1450 am/Backstage Live with Joe Scheibinger. Radio interviews took place with WDLB/1450 am/Insight with Ryan Lindsey, WFAD/1490 am/ Jerry Germaine & Jae Show, KBAR/1230 am/ In The Dark with Bill Shields, WJON/1240 am/The Midday Show with Kelli Gorr, Trip N Tyme In The Morning / Ellusions Radio Network, LLC and with Jack Landman of Cybercity Radio.

Nora is available for radio/podcast interviews to discuss writing and/or Internet safety.
Email: noraweston.nw@gmail.com

Thanks for visiting my blog.

9 thoughts on “About

  1. Rachael and I really enjoyed looking through your blog. Well written and interesting! RCC loved Aaron’s Moon Warriors story.

  2. Rachael and Courtney:

    Hi! Thanks for visiting the Noracast. 🙂 You guys should have your own blog! I must agree with RCC…the Moon Warriors is a fantastic story. He is illustrating a lot these days too.

    Take care,

    Nora

  3. Very cool site. I followed you here from my site where you left some kind words. Don’t worry though, I’m not lurking like one of your sinister characters 😉

    We have some similar interests from what I see here. Good luck with your writing.

    • Clay:

      Thanks for stopping by!
      Your blog is super fun to visit. I killed not one…but two cups of tea while reading your wonderful posts. My family will be highly entertained by you. And no worries about lurking! You are welcome to visit whenever you please. 🙂

  4. Wonderful Blog Nora! I just recently joined this blog network, and I was browsing through until I encountered your blog and really enjoyed going through it. Well done. 🙂

  5. Surfing the waves of the web I am pleasantly stranded in this beautiful blog.

    I write under the pseudonym of Josè Pascal (a descendant of the great Colonel Aureliano Buendía).

    I invite you to visit my italian writing blog parolesemplici.wordpress.com. I define this blog “In parole Semplici” as a “virtuacultural tin” box where they are guarded thoughts, memories, images, sounds, and simple stories. ”

    If you want to participate and to have more informations send me a letter to inparolesempli@gmail.com

    Good life and I hope to soon
    Josè

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