About the Author

I grew up in the Oklahoma Dust Bowl during the Great Depression and left my family’s tenant farm after high school. I moved to Oklahoma City where I worked as a genuine Rosie the Riveter in a local defense plant.  There, I met my future husband, Robert, a soldier. When the war ended, my husband and I moved to western Wisconsin where I modeled professionally, earned my bachelor’s and master’s degrees, then taught high school English for twenty-one years.  At my retirement, I moved to St. Paul, Minnesota, where I still live today with my equally ancient husband.  The Dirty Days is my debut novel at the age of 86.

I post on WordPress once a month on or around the 15th.  My postings are usually stories/musings about my growing up in the 1930s. I hope you enjoy!

6 thoughts on “About the Author

    writeontruth819 said:
    August 30, 2013 at 6:45 am

    I AM SHOCKED!!!!! You are following me on Twitter and I only just saw that. You are fabulous…I Can’t wait to get your book Norma!!!! I am also a writer, not published…so HIGH FIVE TO YOU!!!!!
    My best,

      normawelty responded:
      August 31, 2013 at 9:58 am

      Thank you, JoAnn, for your kind words. I hope you enjoy my book. Good luck on yours.

        writeontruth819 said:
        August 31, 2013 at 5:29 pm

        Thank you Norma. At this time I am not trying to publish, and in the future I feel I might just do an e-book online. Working on my art projects!! SO MUCH TO DO!!

    Thom Hickey said:
    June 15, 2014 at 1:10 am

    Thanks Norma. Charming blog I’m really pleased to have discovered. Regards from Thom at the immortal,jukebox (give it a spin!).

    Norma Welty said:
    July 14, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    Thom, I responded a while ago via email to your comments. Not sure if you received it. Just want to say I’m especially pleased when I receive comments from persons outside the US. As I said in my email, I’ve visited your country a few times and I loved it. My mother’s people came from northern England and my father’s from Wales.

      Thom Hickey said:
      July 14, 2014 at 5:13 pm

      Thanks Norma. Glad to have met yo,with you through the online ether! Visit the jukebox regularly! Regards Thom.

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