Jeff Norton is a Canadian-born, UK-based author and writer-producer. A reluctant reader as an adolescent, Jeff aims to make reading awesome – to inspire young people to become lifelong readers. He is the award-winning author of the high-tech METAWARS novels (Hachette) and middle-grade MEMOIRS OF A NEUROTIC ZOMBIE trilogy (Faber). Jeff is also an Executive Producer on pre-school show TRUCKTOWN for Nelvana, based on the books by Jon Scieszka. Previously, Jeff managed the literary estate of Enid Blyton and before moving to the UK, he worked in Hollywood (The Jim Henson Company, ICM, Regent) and produced the award-winning CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE interactive DVD, based on the best-selling books. Jeff lives in London with his wife and two young sons.
METAWARS 1.0: FIGHT FOR THE FUTURE
Jonah Delacroix can’t stand the real world – so he lives most of his life inside a global computer-based virtual world called the Metasphere, where everyone is represented by an avatar. When he discovers the avatar of his dead father, and assumes his online identity, a series of events are unleashed that compel Jonah to race across the real world with a secret society to protect the freedom of all mankind.
METAWARS 2.0: THE DEAD ARE RISING
The Changsphere offers a safe haven for the Uploaded, and with more processing power than the Southern Corner could ever offer, the Uploaded begin to grow, develop, and yearn to be alive again. With the Changsphere offering competition to the Metasphere, more and more avatars take up residency in it. But the Uploaded begin to prey on live avatars, infecting them, and their users, with their personalities and becoming reborn in the real world. The dead are rising. Now reborn into the real world, the once dead avatars will not let anyone shut down the Changsphere – the source of their rebirth. Meanwhile, Jonah, Sam, and Axel struggle to keep the Metasphere safe from Granger’s assault on the Western Corner, which is housed in the old subway lines under New York City. But Jonah struggles with whether they are doing the right thing: in fighting Granger, they face a more dangerous virtual world, where millions of Uploaded now roam freely, stalking users for their virtual avatars and their real bodies.
METAWARS 4.0: THE FREEDOM FRONTIER
The thrilling final instalment of the action-packed METAWARS series.
With the Guardians and Millennials eliminated, Jonah and Sam are left to fend for themselves. When they discover their enemy, Granger, is also on his own they take the ultimate leap of faith and join forces to survive…and save humanity. The future of the world on and off-line is at stake and Jonah will not stop until he prevails.
Even if it means making the ultimate sacrifice.
MEMOIRS OF A NEUROTIC ZOMBIE
‘My name is Adam Meltzer and the last thing I remember was being stung by a bee while swinging at a robot-shaped piñata on my twelfth birthday. I was dead before the candy hit the ground.’
Memoirs of a Neurotic Zombie is narrated by the hilarious Adam Meltzer – pre-teen, worrywart, and now zombie. Adam’s family gets the fright of their lives when he turns up at their door . . . three months after his funeral.
Soon Adam’s back at school trying to fit in and not draw extra attention to himself, but when he sees his neighbour Ernesto transform into a chupacubra, and the beautiful Corina (Adam’s number one mega-crush) turns out to be a (vegan) vampire, undead life is never going to be the same again.
A hilarious adventure caper – if Ferris Bueller met Shaun of the Dead – all about friendship and being yourself . . . even if you’re undead.
“A fantastic diving board into the choppy and exciting online ocean.”