Norma Jean Lutz’s writing career began professionally in the 1970s, when she enrolled in a
writing correspondence course. Since then, she has had over 250 short stories and
articles published in both secular and Christian publications. The full-time
writer is also the author of over 50 published books under her own name and
many ghostwritten books. Her books have been favorably reviewed in Affair de
Coeur, Coffee Time Romance, Romance Reader at Heart, and The Romance Studio
magazines, and her short fiction has garnered a number of first prizes in local
is the founder of the Professionalism In Writing School, which was held
annually in Tulsa for fourteen years. This writers' conference, which closed
its doors in 1996, gave many writers their start in the publishing world.
teacher, Norma Jean has taught a variety of writing courses at local colleges
and community schools, and is a frequent speaker at writers' seminars around
the country. For eight years, she taught on staff for the Institute of
Children's Literature. She has served as artist-in-residence at grade schools,
and for two years taught a staff development workshop for language arts
teachers in schools in Northeastern Oklahoma.
for the Tulsa KNYD Road Show, she shared the microphone with Kim Spence to
present the Road Show Book Club, a feature presented by the station for more
than a year. She has also appeared in numerous interviews on KDOR-TV.
As a writer
who loves writing for teens, and hanging out with teens, Norma Jean has
launched the Clean Teen Reads website and blog. Lots of fun stuff for teens!
Check it out here: www.CleanTeenReads.net