Kathy Antoinette Norris is an African American novelist whose works are informed by coming of age during the civil rights and feminist movements of the 1970’s. Her short stories have appeared in three anthologies.

Kathy hosts a podcast, “The Quill & The Quantum: AI & Writing Craft” on the Authors on Air Global Radio Network. The Quill & The Quantum explores the intersection of artifical intelligence and the craft of writing.

Kathy is a member and has served on the Board of Sisters in Crime/Los Angeles, an international organization founded in 1986 to promote the professional development and advancement of women writing crime fiction.

She is also a member of Crime Writers of Color, an organization supporting and celebrating diverse mystery, thriller, and suspense writers.

Kathy was born and raised in Los Angeles, and, as the child of educators, fell in love with reading at an early age.  She didn’t realize the life-changing, earth-quaking power of language until she read Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye as a freshman at Wellesley College. In Morrison’s protagonist Pecola Breedlove, Kathy recognized her own story in print. The feminist movement of the early 70’s led Kathy to a fascination with powerful women. Her works, whether in short story or novel format, tend to center strong women of color.

“I am never more present, more focused, or more alive than when stringing words together, mining my life experience for nuggets of universal truth, or meditating so that Anansi, the West African god of knowledge and storytelling, might whisper in my ear. Telling stories is what I was put on earth to do.” Kathy A. Norris

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