Mary Helen Norris

Mary Helen Norris

Author, Editor, Marketing/pr and Screenwriter

Edgewater, Florida

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August 2017
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About Mary

M.H. Norris most recently launched her mystery series, All The Petty Myths, which combines forensics and mythology. The first volume featured the premiere story “Midnight,” which won #2 Best Mystery Novel in the 2018 Preditors and Editors Readers’ Poll. Other stories in the collection took home #1 Science-Fiction/Fantasy Short Story and #1 Steampunk Short Story.

She is also known as the mystery maven and sci-fi sorceress. Her first novel, Badge City: Notches, earned her the 2016 Pulp Ark New Pulp Award for Best Novella, and her second novella, an All the Petty Myths spin-off, The Whole Art of Detection, took #4 Best Mystery in The 2016 Preditors and Editors Readers’ Poll.

In December 2020, her Big Finish Subscriber Short Trip, "Doctor Who: Crime at the Cinema" was released with Big Finish Productions.

Her short fiction has appeared in The Lemon Herberts, Saucy Robot Stories and Glass Coin, Speakeasies and Spiritualists, and a forthcoming story in Silver Screen Sleuths. Her essay on K-9 was featured in the Doctor Who charity anthology Children of Time: The Companions of Doctor Who. She is co-host and co-producer on The Raconteur Roundtable, a popular podcast focused on in-depth, intimate interviews with authors, actors, and other creators.



  • Niyati

    Niyati Sci-fi Verity Gossard is a forensic scientist with the ability to travel through time. When a case pulls her between two different decades, she discovers that solving the case may make the difference between her living, dying, and her secret getting out. 

  • Choose Your Battles

    Choose Your Battles Budget: $0 - $100K | Mystery Crime Betrayed by comrades, Mariah Awad now seeks to protect others from a similar fate. When given the chance, will she be able to find justice for herself?


  • The Quill of Destiny

    The Quill of Destiny (2018)
    Film (Short and Adventure) Producer

  • The Raconteur Roundtable

    The Raconteur Roundtable (2016 - 2018)
    Radio by Blackbox Theater and 18thWall Productions Co-Host, Producer With in-depth and intimate interviews, we talk with creators about their work.

  • The Time Travel Nexus

    The Time Travel Nexus (2016 - 2018)
    Editor, Television Coordinator The Time Travel Nexus seeks to be the internet's one-stop shop for anything and everything time travel.

  • He Said, She Said

    He Said, She Said (2018)
    Film (Short and Romance) Producer

  • All The Petty Myths

    All The Petty Myths (2017)
    Print by 18thWall Productions Author, Curator Lurking in your hometown and countless others, urban legends and folklore are all around us. To many, they exist solely as myth. But not for all. Sometimes a body is found, apparently killed by something from stories. Sometimes someone goes missing, all the clues pointing to something only spoken of around campfires. Then the police are called, or a detective, who must discover if there really is something in those stories…

  • Speakeasies and Spiritualists

    Speakeasies and Spiritualists (2017)
    Print by 18thWall Productions Author Rose Mackenberg is unjustly forgotten. She was Harry Houdini's chief investigator. She testified before congress about psychic fraud, and discovered all the tricks of the seance trade. We proudly present the first fiction featuring Rose Mackenberg and her spook-busting career by award-winning mystery author M.H. Norris and James Bojaciuk. Speakeasies and Spiritualists also presents eight stories inspired by Rose Mackenberg and the spiritualists' Jazz Age milieu. Psychic investigators on the trail of the trail of a jazz musician who seems to have crawled from the grave. Amateur, livingroom seances going very wrong when mixed with grief for those who died in the war. Strange men warning out of Florida storms. Dream Demons stalking Chicago, feeding off bar-dwellers, and floors painted with mystic stars. FEATURING STORIES BY M.H. Norris, James Bojaciuk, Peter Rawlik, Josh Reynolds, John Linwood Grant, Jon Black, Donald J. Bingle, Aaron Smith, Brendan Foley, and William J. Martin. As well as original articles by Rose Mackenberg herself.

  • Unnamed Audio Projects

    Unnamed Audio Projects (2013 - 2017)
    Radio by Blackbox Theater Writer, Creator, Producer, Actor In various capacities, I am assisting on the inital launches of several audio series from 18thWall Productions and Blackbox Theater.

  • The Whole Art Of Detection

    The Whole Art Of Detection (2016)
    Print by 18thWall Productions Author Set in the near future, The Whole Art of Detection is a homage to Arthur Conan Doyle's later, science-fictional tales of Sherlock Holmes Adelaide Baynes has a secret. You may know her for her acclaimed commentaries on Watson’s stories. You may know her for her lectures on Sherlock Holmes. You may know her for being one of the world’s greatest private detectives, co-owner of The Whole Art of Detection. What you do not know her for, however, is the safe in her office. It’s fireproof, it’s bolted down, and no-one would suspect it’s there. Inside is a book that shouldn’t exist, written in the clear, copperplate hand of a man long dead (if he was ever real)–Sherlock Holmes’ The Whole Art of Detection. Dr. Baynes’ keynote speech is interrupted. A famous author has been murdered–and the crown demands she look into it. As she investigates, she descends into a world of death threats, bad writing, and obsessed fans. All this to say nothing of a fat white worm, said to be unknown to science… Does this tie into one of Sherlock Holmes’ great unsolved cases?

  • Lemon Herberts

    Lemon Herberts (2015)
    Print by Pro Se Productions Author Beat it, Beatles! Move over, Monkees! Roll it up, Rolling Stones! Here comes the greatest, grooviest, gearest rock-and-roll group of all time: The Lemon Herberts! Hot on the heels of their chart-topping hit album, Redwing Blackbird’s Summer Solstice Tea Party, the Lemon Herberts launch themselves on their very first world tour—and straight into more danger, more peril, more sheer adventure than they ever bargained for! In six kicky, pulpy, far-out tales, you’ll meet drummer Ellroy, guitarists Honor and Dilly, bassist Ally, and the gorgeously fab Her Majesty — trouble-magnets that even their long- suffering manager, the mysterious Brighton Hawks, can’t hope to contain. Just ask the Lemon Herberts’ legion of screaming fans: they’re wild, they’re wonderful, they’re simply the most! Herberts’ creator Jim Beard leads a band of groovy authors for a New Pulp collection that will have you tapping your toes and humming along as the Lemon Herberts conquer the world, shining their music into hearts both dark and light around the globe!

  • Badge City Notches

    Badge City Notches (2015)
    Print by Pro Se Productions Author A place where the tenacity and the courage of the Police force is legendary? A town where criminals know there are still good cops they should fear? A family that bleeds blue generation after generation? Welcome to Badge City. A concept created by Tommy Hancock, Badge City focuses on three generations of a family of police officers in a city so known for the strength and honesty of its law enforcement agencies, the world knows it as Badge City. And Author M. H. Norris introduces the world to not only the city, but to one member of the most respected police family in town- Deidre Gaye Brighton Tordano in the digest novel Badge City: Notches. When young girls start showing up dead in family friendly locations around the city, Detective Deidre Tordano is called to solve the case. But between similarities to her daughter and the case getting close to home, does she have what it takes to find the culprit? Badge City: Notches follows Deidre as she solves a crime full of love, loss, and unheard cries. From M. H. Norris and Pro Se Productions.

  • Time Walkers

    Time Walkers (2011 - 2015)
    Series by Flamero Interactive Actor, Writer, Editor, Producer Time Walkers was a science fiction web series that followed an organization as they protected Earth from invaders seeking to alter Earth's history.


  • 2nd Place Best Mystery - Preditors and Editors Reader's Poll

  • Top 10 Mystery Finalist - Preditors and Editors Reader's Poll

  • Best Novella - Pulp New Ark Pulp Awards


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