Welcome to the official website of Norm Gautreau.

Award-winning author Norm Gautreau writes historical fiction, literary fiction and suspense.

Coming 2015: Remembering Élodie

Remembering Elodie coverLove in a time of war, remembered 70 years later

Read about this timeless love story
of America's "greatest generation"
and about what happens to memory
over the years.











2013 National Indie Excellence Award Winner


Iniquity, won the 2013 National Indie Excellence Award for Suspense. The award is given to the best independently published suspense novel of the year. As noted on the Awards' website, the National Indie Excellence Awards criteria for recognition are stringent and include overall excellence. This award celebrates the highest achievements in independent publishing, a sector of the industry that has grown exponentially in recent years.


Francesca Allegri, the first book of the Paratge Saga, was named a finalist for the 2013 Indie Excellence Award for Historical Fiction.

Below are trailers for all Norm's novels. Welcome. Enter the worlds of Norm Gautreau.


 Iniquity cover

Read a synopsis and excerpt from Iniquity.

Historical Fiction: The Paratge Saga

 Francesca Allegri cover

Read a synopsis and excerpt from Francesca Allegri (years 1650–1653 of the Paratge Saga.)

Literary Novels


Read a synopsis and excerpt from Island of First Light.

 Sea Room cover

Read a synopsis and excerpt from Sea Room, winner of the 2002 Massachusetts Book Award for Fiction.

 The Sea Around Them

Read a synopsis and excerpt from The Sea Around Them.

Past Praise for Norm Gautreau

“... well and truly told, vivid engrossing and edgy as life can get. The reader cares about the people, about their place ... a tale worth the telling, people worth the meeting. One of the few books I’ve read recently that I read twice – once because I cared so much how it came out and the second time for sheer pleasure.”

The Courier-Gazett

“...transports the reader back in time when integrity and a higher purpose in life was not merely an aspiration but an honorable resolve ... exquisitely written.”

David Baldacci, New York Times bestselling author
of Last Man Standing and Absolute Power.

“...stands out for [his] ability to bring both place and character to life for the reader.”

Massachusetts Center for the Book

“ ... an absorbing, moving and thoughtful novel, rich in the qualities of character and setting that allow the reader to enter into the lives and moral dilemas he portrays.”

The Historical Novels Review