Say the name Andre Norton to someone who's read her work, and watch the flash in their eyes. There's something about Andre Norton.
She calls herself an old-fashioned storyteller and, indeed, whether it's fantasy, science fiction, adventure, romance or any other genre of popular literature, she manages to capture the audience's attention in the gracious style of the long-gone bardic masters. This quality, acknowledged by both the readers and critics has given her the title of the Grande Dame of Science Fiction and Fantasy.
Andre Norton 10/21/2002
The Quilt Lady
This is not really Andre Norton stuff but I’m posting it here anyway.
Way back around August of 2011 – wow – think on that for just a moment. Way Back in 2011, I posted on a fan site about why you should never open the book “Lamps on a Brow” by James Cahill (containing “Herne’s Lady” by Andre) because if you do the pages will pop. Out of nowhere I get this private e-mail from a total stranger offering to fix it for me free if I just send it to them. So I took a chance – that opened a friendship with the nicest Lady I have never met. Over the years she has contributed immensely to this website, and her book reviews/synopses are just flipping awesome. Then a couple months ago I posted for a short time a little thing about the tumor growing inside my heart. Turns out among Sandy’s multiple talents is quilt making. She makes Quilts of Valor for returning soldiers, she makes quilts for the County Fair (and wins prizes) and she makes quilts for any reason she can as far as I can tell. So anyway, Sandy - this wonderful Lady that I have never met decides that I need a quilt. If I could figure how to get to Nebraska (not even sure where that is – lol) I would go there just to give Sandy a great big bear-hug. She did not need to do this and I cannot think of a way to thank her enough, hell I’m all teary eyed while typing this. Sandy – It is beautiful and you couldn’t have picked a better color combo or fabric patterns if I was standing there telling you which ones I like. Now I just have to figure out how to keep the freaking cat’s away from it. I guess they can go outside – well anyway I’m getting off tract here. Sandy I’m so enthralled with what you did I’m showing as many people as I can.
Love – Jay
For the past 3 decades an unpublished work of Andre’s
has been waiting to be set free!
Andre-Norton-Books.com has acquired the rights to that story and as a small token of thanks for your continued support we share it with you here today.
A gift for Sorcerers and Soreceresses
Andre's Book of Shadows
Book of Shadows (Grimoire) -- The first thing all witches require is their Grimoire (Book of Shadows). This is the journal in which you write down absolutly everything yo do pertaining to witchcraft, you document any occult studies, spells, healing, lotions, portions, and magic of any sort. This is the journal that will record your journey into the world of witchcraft, and is something that will prove to be invaluable during your magical journey. The Book of Shadows is a book of rituals, magic, and healing lore, it is documented to teach, inspire, and guide, and offer ethical standards for all witches. Solitary witches pass their books down through the generations; covens document their practices and pass their spell crafting, rituals, cerimonies and healing practices down. Nothing is ever removed from the Book of Shadows, only added to. The high preistess, or high priest, was traditionally the keeper of the Book of Shadows for the individual covens, and only one copy existed.
If you want to explore other realms then open the Book of Shadows
Be Warned! ~ you may become trapped in Andre’s universe.
Did you know that Andre made Jewelry and sold it on E-bay?
Well I sure didn't, not until I was recently shown the pictures. The really neat thing is that I was also able to keep the pictures and share them with you now.
Click on image to see whole gallery.
Andre Norton: Never Truly Gone!
by Friends, Fans, Colleagues and Peers
Impossible to believe it has been 10 years since you left us!
This past March 17th we collected some wonderful words.
We have recently been given a full manuscript written by Andre sometime in the late 70s or early 80s, this we know because excerpts of it were published in a magazine called The Book Mart. Over a three year period small portions appeared in this magazine six times. Two in 1981, three in 1982 and one in 1983. The entire manuscript has never been published as a whole piece.
It is an anthology of stories written by Women in the Victorian Era. We have permission to release this manuscript in its entirety here on this site. The manuscript is typed by one of those old IBM Ball typewriters and hand corrected. When scanned and turned into a PDF you can barely read it. I have put it through an OCR program and I am in the process of proofing it right now. I can say it is very interesting and worth a read. So as soon as I can get this done, we will be bring it to you -----
This is taking much longer than I thought - plus I keep finding other things to post - be patient it is coming.
Over the years people have queried us about the possibility of showing the internal illustrations of some of the old Andre titles, especially the ones where they may not have carried over to the newest printing.
< The Day of Ness page 11
So I thought I would let you know that a large quantity of the illustrated titles have another one of those thumbnail configurations at the bottom of each title page. You know – the ones that if you click on it you get a full size image. We also have some more maps to add to the site. A bunch of interesting papers about the creation of certain books, and some other unpublished stuff that we are going to let go of in a piecemeal fashion. All-in-all we have about 8 GB of new data to place here and there. So in between proofing The Scribbling Women I’ll be adding stuff. Sometimes big things and sometimes little things. – Like did you know that an actual stone inspired the book “Wind in the Stone”~ it’s pictured on that page.
Or did you know that in 1966 a lady in Texas did her MLS Thesis on Andre. We have it also – go to Articles about Andre 1965 to 1969
In 2004 that very same lady conducted an Oral Interview with Andre - it has been transcribed and archived here. It is my belief that this is Andre's very last interview.
Andre Norton's only “Estate Authorized” FAN created website**
Andre-Norton-Books.com is a non-profit site staffed by volunteers dedicated to the memory of Andre Norton.
Here you will find over 300 titles, hundreds of articles, thousands of images, and five hours of video, about Andre Norton and her works. Please take the time to look at everything; you may very well discover a bit of Andre you were previously unaware of. Check back often as we are adding new content every day.
We have come a very long way since we started online way back in 2004. Since that time we have earned the right to call our site the only “Estate Authorized” Andre Norton website. Because of the extensive quantity of information we have amassed over the years and our dedication to the preservation of Andre’s legacy the Estate granted us this right in 2013 But that is our only true attachment to the Estate.**
This site is based on the original Andre-Norton-Books.com site, with major improvements, including a fully searchable database on all things Andre.
We are keeping the old site available for posterity's sake. With the amount of time spent formatting that site it would be a shame to see it just disappear.
Please use this site to learn all about Andre's wonderful work. There are books to read and share with friends, interesting tidbits of trivia and interesting images spread throughout the site. You may just find something you have never seen before or titles that you have never heard of: what a great find – a previously unread Andre Norton novel!
Keep in mind that many of Andre Norton's novels were written for what is considered the Young Adult market. Andre Norton was the gateway to science fiction and fantasy for many young readers and remains an excellent author for introducing Science Fiction & Fantasy to younger readers; she can't help but inspire their imaginations.
(Please note that our site has no paid ads and our purchase links are for our visitor's convenience only.)
Thank You for your continued support ~ Jay Watts (aka Lots-A-Watts)
Andre's friend and confidant "Tree Man" with her gnomes.
It may not be a surprise to you, but Andre was in love with trees and often spoke to the large live oak behind her library in Tennessee; his name was "Tree Man". I also have a love for trees and often can be found talking to the very old live oak in my back yard and of course Andre and I also shared a love for Dragons.
We recommend that you take a stroll through the The Black Forest and look at some of the tree sculptures that I have been known to do, including a special sculpture done for the Estate of Andre Norton, staring one of Andre's favorite dragons.