There has been many an eyebrow raised as people who’ve known me for years discover
that I have been putting pen to paper and writing books. A curious look follows as
people wonder how the Steve Norris they know could have done it and what I could
possibly have to say that anyone would read. Then the thought process goes through
a full circle. Not everyone will have the patience, time or energy to write books
but there is always something to say.
That’s what inspires me. I enjoy peaking under carpet of everyday life and seeing
what’s hidden underneath. It’s easy to imagine in the sometimes harsh world we live
in that not everyone is motivated for the greater good. Writers always like to create
spectacular bad guys as you create a virtual world of revenge and horror. The harder
part is to bring out the inner good guy, torn between creating an unbelievable superman
and an inconsequential Clark Kent. I like my characters to be closer to Kent, embedded
in flawed reality, but with one extra dimension we all could do with; the desire
to do something about the wrongs they are faced with.
I’ve worked for years in the Human Resources and IT industry which has given me decent
living and plenty of opportunity to travel. Much as I love writing, it doesn’t pay
enough bills, so will be committed to giving my business customers a committed consultancy
service until I blag a Hollywood film deal. Any offers given serious consideration.
A Hierarchy of Reason brings about my second full novel whilst Short Stories litter
my web pages. I hope people enjoy this second outing for some of my characters as
the world turns a little more pear-shaped for them. For those who’ve read my work
before thanks for coming back and forgiving some of the earlier production difficulties
of A Very English Revolution. I hope you will find A Hierarchy of Reason offers a
serious step up in the Norris brand.
So onto the future as more writing beckons. No plot spoilers here but rest assured
A Hierarchy of Reason is not the end.