Born in Detroit Michigan, Augustinus is known for writing humor. Augustinus studied Journalism and Television at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan where he was an editor of the university newspaper and writer/producer of the then popular radio show, The Adventures of E-Man.
An inventor, his gadgets have been featured in publications and television shows across the United States. In 2006 his comic bits were regularly aired on Sirius Satellite Radio. He has been a copywriter, a comic book illustrator, performed in stage plays, worked as a stand-up comic, hunted for treasure, appeared in television commercials and worked toward a private pilot license. Additionally, Augustinus has written for newspapers and online publications such as McSweeney's Internet Tendency. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, SAG-AFTRA and Actor's Equity Association (AEA).
On October 9, 2015, Augustinus was nominated for the prestigious Carnegie Medal.
Within a period of about a year, Augustinus lost both his mother and his sister to cancer.
Two of Norm's recent novels, BEDBADGER and CATS and DOGS were featured on the Amazon humor best sellers list.