Norma Budden-Aningat thinks of one word to describe herself; busy. She published three books during the last two years and continues to work full-time outside the home, while helping to raise two young daughters, Kelsey and Courtney.
She is a guest columnist for a Northern Canadian newspaper, Kivalliq News, which features "Norma's Corner", a column dedicated to spreading Christianity and instilling Christian virtues.
She has two web sites : www.livingadream.biz and www.normaspoetry.com, which she maintains and updates often.
Quite recently, Norma partnered with an American author, Michael T. Ingram and they plan to write several books together. According to Norma, "There is no shortage of topics to write about. We are constantly coming up with book ideas, which we put off for another time. We're presently working on two books, which we hope to have published by Summer 2005. The only handicap we face is having enough TIME, because Mike is very busy as well."
In addition to working on her own sites, Norma also helps Mike maintain his site, www.servejesusforreal.com.
Norma says, "To be a full-time writer is my dream, though I anticipate it will take a few years before that happens... so, in the meantime, I snatch every moment I can find to write, even if it's only for five minutes, even if only to answer an e-mail!"
Norma says she feels she is always writing, regardless of where she is. "There is always a story going on inside my head. There's always something someone wants to say, and as long as Mike and I can dream up characters, we'll write, and we hope you can take each journey with us.