A Little About Laurie

Laurie Glenn Norris

I’m a writer of historical fiction and non-fiction and am particularly interested in nineteenth-century Canadian history and the lives of girls and women during that period.

I came to writing later in life, after claiming, since the age of 10, that I “wanted to be a writer when I grow up.” I have been employed in the heritage and culture field for over 25 years and currently work for the Joggins Fossil institute as the Education and Outreach Manager.


I hold a BA in anthropology and history; a B.Ed. in social studies and language arts and an MA in art history. I believe in life-long learning and “learning for learning’s sake.”

I live in River Hebert, Nova Scotia with my husband, Barry Norris, a free-lance editor, and our kitty cat Dinah.