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!
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. Her latest novel, Guardian 2632, came out in January 2011, from Melange Books. The Twelfth Paladin has just been released by Melange Books. Worlds Within-Worlds Beyond, Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine, Trapeze Magazine, and Four and Twenty all featured her work during the autumn, 2010. Bete Noire has accepted work for 2012, and 1889 Labs just published Down in Death Valley. Crack the Spine will publish Nora’s work in February 2012. 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.
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