Norma Harrs came to Canada from Ireland as a young woman. She worked in the theatre for a number of years, acting as well as directing. Later, she turned to journalism and was for many years a freelance broadcaster for the CBC. She has written articles for several Canadian newspapers, including The Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail. After moving from Winnipeg to Toronto, Ms. Harrs began to write plays, several of which have been performed professionally in Canada. Her novel, A Certain State of Mind, was published in 1980, and her previous collection of short stories, Love Minus One & Other Stories, was published by Hounslow Press in 1994. A number of her stories have been recorded by Telstar Records of Great Britain and her work has been broadcast on CBC Radio. Norma has two sons and lives in Toronto with her husband.