Norma lived with a steady stream of dogs, cats, fish, worms, and other pets, some much longer lived than others. She spent her girlhood camping, fishing, road-tripping and hiking, and learned to swim, boat, dream, and anything else that offered a challenge. She grew up surrounded by books of every concievable type, in a close-knit family known for its collectively weird sense of humor.
Norma attended Holy Angels High School, an all-girl institution, where she left a trail of nuns and other teachers wondering what happened. From there it was off to Nova Scotia Teacher's college, where she managed to steal a certificate in Early Childhood Education. But her real education came from reading everything she could get her hands on, regardless of subject.
Norma works as a nanny to support her writing habit. She lives in Toronto, Ontario with two beautiful, brilliant, and creative little girls (if she does say so herself) and their parents.
This bio was partially written by Norma's father. It has been edited to remove any bald-faced lies.