Someday, somewhere —anywhere, unfailingly, you’ll find yourself, and that, and only that, can be the happiest or bitterest hour of your life. — Pablo Nerudo
Norma Bishop is an author of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. She has also had careers as an attorney and museum executive—while continuing to write.
A feature contributor to the Santa Barbara News-Press and Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter, she has also served as a feature contributing editor, under the pen name Jean Sinclair, for Coastal Woman Magazine, a Santa Barbara publication.
In 2009, she attended the University of Michigan Bear River Writers Conference on submission scholarship. She also attended in 2010 and 2013, working with writers Laura Kasischke, author of The Life Before Her Eyes, and Peter Ho Davies, author of The Welsh Girl, long-listed for the Man Booker Prize.
Her work has appeared in the Bear River Review in 2009, 2010, and 2013, and she has read her short fiction on Milwaukee Public Radio (Lake Effects, 2011). Her short short stories have been finalists with Women on Writing, and at the San Francisco Writers Conference in 2015.
One of her most recent stories will appear in a print and e-published anthology, Fireflies and Fairies, available on Amazon in spring 2018.
She has lived in Santa Barbara, the San Francisco Bay Area, Wisconsin, and various other cities in the U.S. and overseas. Having grown up on the Great Lakes, the “sweet water seas,” she is drawn to coastal towns and villages where the shifting light on water seems to create shifts in the perception of reality.
She recently settled in the Victorian seaport town of Port Townsend, Washington.
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