Norma Johnston was born in Ridgewood, New Jersey, USA, the only child of Marjorie (Pierce), a teacher and Charles Eugene Chambers Johnston, an engineer. She read voraciously--especially mysteries, to which her family was addicted. She was ducated at Ramsey public schools and Montclair State College, later studied acting at the American Theatre Wing and elsewhere, and received a teaching certificate from Montclair College. She was actress, director, designer, stylist, retailer, teacher, counselor, entrepreneur, preacher, editor, ... and in between all her other careers she was the author of more than 70 novels, mainly gothic romances for teens. Ever since 1973, she become a a full-time writer. She also wrote under the pseudonyms of Nicole St. John, Pamela Dryden, Lavinia Harris, Kate Chambers, Catherine E. Chambers, Elizabeth Bolton, and Adrian Robert.

Book List in Order:3 titles

  • Lydian Wentworth has married a family friend who is twice her age. Lord Charles Ransome is a fascinating, although crippled, scholar and artist whose historical specialty is King Arthur. But as Charles's physical and mental health deteriorates, Lydia...


  • In a village steeped in superstition, a beautiful woman vies with unknown enemies for hidden treasure. The Ghost of the Copper Maid Haunted Wychwood House. The whole village knew it. And when the beautiful Jardine sisters decided to spend a ye...


  • A brooding Boston town house filled with a fabulous treasure of Italian antiques...a young girl touched by the frosty finger of fear...a beautiful tapestry with its precious threads slashed in anger or despair...a handsome man with eyes as green as ...