Norm Schriever grew up in Hamden, Connecticut and went on to college at North Carolina, Charlotte, the University of Connecticut, where he graduated, and Colorado State, where he was never accused of over-studying. He’s also lived in San Francisco, California, and Fort Collins, Colorado, with a brief stint where accommodations were provided by the Larimer County Department of Corrections. Most recently Norm Schriever was living in Sacramento, California, where he was a successful businessman and lived a profitable but extremely boring “responsible” existence. One day he had an epiphany and sold or donated all of his possessions and his cars and house and moved to Costa Rica to pursue his passion of writing. At the time of this writing he is living in the little beachside town of Tamarindo with only flip flops, a surfboard, and a laptop to his name. His first book, Pushups in the Prayer Room, was conceived and accumulated over a ten year period, but the vast majority was written within a three month period in Tamarindo, where fresh ocean air and Baileys in his morning coffee is his secret weapon. His writing is a way to touch people, to illuminate the commonalities of human experience while still “keeping it real,” and therefore uniting people to leave this planet a little better than how we found it.
Charles Bukowski, Herman Hesse, Henry Miller, Sedaris, Burroughs, and Hemingway.
Norm Schriever's Last Word