Norma King grew up in Gwalia, Western Australia and spent most of her life around the WA goldfields. Married when she was 17, she raised ten children as well enjoying a long career as a freelance journalist, an author and a family historian. She published numerous books on mining and on life and customs in the Western Australian gold fields. She became a Life Member of the Fellowship of Australian Writers W.A. Inc., the Eastern Goldfields Branch of the WA Historical Society and the Golden Mile Art Exhibition Group.