Norman Ray Fitts, Screenwriter and Novelist

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"The Encounter"
"The Submarine Effect"
"The Sentinel"
"The Key"
"The Journey"
"Story Line and Character Development Guide"
"Scrolls of Caleron"
"When Time Stands Still"
"Star Trek: The Academy Years"
"Surviving The Teenage Journey"

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"The Sentinel"

Review by Chryzel Jeanjacques 

request: I think this novel is very outstanding. It defiantly gave an uplifting message; as Id quoted “choose your friends because of who they are on the inside not by what they appear to be on the outside.” As a poet I stress the same thing. For people to get to know one before judging them by their appearance, and this book is defiantly the backbone of that teaching.  It could also teach us all about the separation in this world between good and evil. It was very interesting to visualize another being situating its thoughts about the human race. This novel could inspire people to change their outlook on how to interact with others. The lesson is brilliant and the imagery is amazing. The Sentinel is an astonishing novel.

"The Encounter"

Review by Tori Vigil author and speaker


As an author myself I’m pretty picky about the books I choose to read in my spare time so I was happy to find a diversion from everyday life as I escaped into the storyline of this novel.  You’re quickly pulled into the life of a beautiful alien female who’s been sent on a mission to earth.  Her life is suddenly in danger and unexpectedly becomes entangled with that of a human male and they become inseparable.  The storyline for this couple is jam packed with action, suspense and just the right amount of romance. 


What makes this novel unique is it’s appeal to a wide array of readers from sci-fi enthusiasts to readers of romance to lovers of westerns, this book has a little bit of everything for everyone.  The story starts at present day as this alien female is about to make first contact.  When suddenly by unexpected circumstances you’re off on a journey with this couple into earth’s past as the couple finds themselves running for their lives in her space ship and traveling through time to the year 1875 in Wyoming smack dab in the midst of the Wild West.


The author’s background in screen writing definitely shows, as there are many twists and surprises throughout the novel.  I really enjoyed reading this and I fully expect to see this movie on the big screen someday, I highly recommend this book.



Review by Jim Irby


This is one book that is hard to put down. The plot of this story is very good , encompassing both the Space Age and the Old West. If you like science fiction and or a  good western this is the book.


The story line is interesting and suspenseful, keeps one on the edge of one's seat and looking forward to the time you can get back to reading it again.  The writing style is concise and puts you right in the middle of the story with the characters.



Review by J Nicholus Hill


Mr. Fitts has taken a genre that I really never got into and got me into it.  I enjoyed the characters and the stories surounding them.  It was kinda slow starting, but after only a few pages it picked up.

I found that, when they went back in time, the book got extremely interesting.  I especially enjoyed how Margeret and Lawrence's relationship developed.  Mr. Fitts did the cosequences of time (don't want to spoil so I won't talk about) very well and believable.  He got me thinking a lot of "what if" questions.

The story needs a part two.  In my mind it is not an option and I can't wait for you get it up and going.

Look forward to reading your other titles.



Review by Carole Brunsting

The Encounter is a great book!  My preference is non-fiction but the time travel peaked my interest.  Ray writes in a style that allows the reader to use their imagination to see the characters and scenery. I did not want to put the book down once I started reading it. The story line moves at a quick pace and is suspenseful with the perfect blend of romance.  I loved the creativity of time travel and how well it was used in the story. By the end of the book you have become so much a part of this Space Age time travel that you know the story must be continued. Reading The Encounter gives you the same feeling as being on the best, thrilling ride in the amusement park!