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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Norm Cowie  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult; Young Adult;

Born: 1958 in Baltimore, Maryland


-- Facebook -- http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/profile.php?id=1065734421&ref=ts
-- Website -- http://www.normcowie.com
-- Norm Cowie on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=norm+cowie


Illinois Connection

I escaped from Michigan after college and moved to the Chicago area where there weren't oustanding warrants on me . . . just kidding. I was transferred to Illinois where I soon learned to love cornfields.

Biographical and Professional Information

I have three published fantasy/humor books, the Young Adult humor/vampire book, ''Fang Face'', ''The Adventures of Guy … written by a guy (probably)'' and the Preditors & Editor’s Reader’s Choice winner for best Sci-Fi Fantasy, ''The Next Adventures of Guy … more wackiness''. In addition, my short stories appear in the anthologies ''Heat of the Moment'' and ''Missing'' where all profits go to charity.In the real world I am vice president of an electrical supply company, a business lecturer and award-winning business humor columnist, where I get in trouble for calling attorneys names like “poo poo head” and ‘weasels’ and stuff like that. So far they haven’t sued me (though my publishers probably wouldn’t mind the publicity). I have also written humor articles that have appeared in the Chicago Tribune and Cynic Magazine. They haven’t sued me either.In the real world, I'm married, with two critters … er … daughters (weird beings who pretend to be women) and a bunch of critters that I'm allergic to.


Selected Titles At Your Library

The adventures of Guy :
ISBN: 1933157089. OCLC Number:

Draumr Publishing, LLC,. Columbia, MD. :. ©2006.

Join Guy and his roommates Thurman and Knob, plus a comely Amazon (whose breasts, like the Big Gulp, are too big for the cup holder) on their Quest to get his little brother's brain back from sinister forces who actually believe a teenager's brain is worth something more than just playing Playstation. A Quest where they run into monsters too horrible to mention here ... but we'll give you a hint ... think "plumber's butt."

The Next Adventures of Guy :
ISBN: 1933157194. OCLC Number:

Draumr Publishing,. Columbia, Maryland :. ©2007.

Fang face /
ISBN: 1590806204. OCLC Number:

Quake,. Laurel, Md. :. ©2009.

The guy'd book :
ISBN: 1453664203. OCLC Number:

Norm Cowie,. [Place of publication not identified] :. [2010]

Here's what guys are like, and what they think about-- during those rare moments they're thinking. This book is about -- Guys who know how to use tools and, (gasp) read instruction manuals (they aren't really guys). How guys don't lie-- ever-- and no, it's not a zit on my nose. I was bitten by the rare winter mosquito. Guys who watch beer commercials because we really need to know if they were triple-hops brewed, not because there are scantily clad women prancing around. How bald guys are the most macho of the macho, with hormone levels jacking our manliness into the stratosphere. Why cleavage makes us forget-- what was I going to say? And other stuff.

The adventures of Guy :
ISBN: 1456590618. OCLC Number:

[publisher not identified],. [United States] :. [2011]

Join Guy and his roommates Thurman and Knob, plus a comely Amazon (whose breasts, like the Big Gulp, are too big for the cup holder) on their Quest to get his little brother's brain back from sinister forces who actually believe a teenager's brain is worth something more than just playing Playstation. A Quest where they run into monsters too horrible to mention here ... but we'll give you a hint ... think "plumber's butt."

Werewoof /
ISBN: 146099020X. OCLC Number:

N. Cowie,. Crestwood, IL :. ©2011.

"When their friend Erin is taken by vampires, Trug and his friends strike an uneasy truce with a pack of werewolves to find the pointy tooth villains and save her. Everything unravels when the werewolves betray them, Nevin and Trug are converted into weredogs and their bat goes missing. Now the two dogs have to use their newfound powers of Kibbles and Bits to battle turncoat werewolves and bloodsucking demons without the benefit of opposable thumbs"--Amazon.

Bonk and Hedz :
ISBN: 1461175135. OCLC Number:

[CreateSpace],. [United States] :. ©2011.


Awards

  • Best Sci-Fi Fantasy (Preditors and Editors)

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    The Next Adventures of Guy

  • Best Article - National Assn Credit Mgmt.,
  • collection of business articles

    Speaking Engagements

    Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

    I speak not only to children at schools, libraries and other events, but also lecture in the professional world. I will speak to anyone, any time, any place ... no fears! Check out my speaking page at the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators www.scbwi-illinois.org/Cowie.html or my speaking page from my website