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My name is Alex Norris and I am a writer based in Cambridge, UK.
My passion for writing stretches longer than does my memory. I vaguely recall sitting in my living room as a child of around four years old, writing a story about a petulant kid who would answer all of his parents' demands with "if I have to". It has yet to win the Pulitzer prize, but at least it amused my family.
As I grew older, my subject matter ranged from talking bears with a thirst for adventure to various ghost stories, fueled by my childhood love of 'Goosebumps' books and my own overactive imagination. I have always been an avid reader, and my own stories have been inspired by everything from the classics to contemporary cult fiction.
In 2010 I was lucky enough to be granted a place to study at Cambridge University to study Spanish and Russian. It was after my second year there that I began work on my debut novel, Angel, loosely based on some of my own experiences at the university. Angel was released in 2013, and is currently available in both eBook and paperback formats. Just over a year later, in August 2014, I released my second full length novel, One Week Of Summer, via Amazon.
Now I have graduated from university, I am continuing to write as much as I can, as there are so many more themes I want to explore. My stories are primarily driven by real life problems, youth culture and sexuality.
I am a keen follower of pop culture and this also plays a big part in my writing. Ever since I was a teenager, I found pop music was able to express my own feelings with much more clarity than I could ever hope for. The likes of Morrissey, Amy Winehouse, PJ Harvey. Pete Doherty and Björk have all had a huge impact on me and my writing.