About Natalie

I love Jesus. My family. Books. And tea. Traveling excites me and terrifies me. I’m known to turn any conversation into a catchy song (you should hear what I can do to the crab song from Moana!). I eat candy based on mood. Wage war on my curly hair every day (the topknot defies me). And have a photographic memory, which according to my family and friends gives me an unfair advantage on trivia and word games.

 

But before all of that…

 

As a little girl I escaped my reality into the world of story. My love of reading grew out of a desperate desire to belong and I found my place among characters who lived lives full of adventure and whimsy. I wish I could say that I was a born writer but the truth is that I was a born reader. Consuming books at a rate my parents couldn’t afford I was introduced to the magical world called The Library. With an endless supply of books and a quiet, air-conditioned corner—the library raised me.


It wasn’t until I was in high school and facing a difficult to please English teacher did I discover how much I enjoyed writing. But before the dream of being a writer could even be planted, the Master Storyteller was only beginning ACT 2 in my own life. I fell in love, married a hero, and had three beautiful babies and they’ve taught me that adventure is best experienced with those you love and who love you.

 

More than two decades later, I can’t imagine doing life any different. Though I’ve been through dark valleys and experienced euphoric highs—it’s been the journey along the way that has shaped the story of my heart at the hands of a Master Storyteller.

 

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens…”

 

This is my time to write. My season to tell stories full of characters embarking in high-stakes adventure, personal struggle, and page-turning tension highlighted in swoon-worthy moments of romance. It’s my dream that my stories will encourage, inspire, and invite readers into a world where they belong.

 

I’m represented by Tamela Hancock-Murray of the Steve Laube Agency.


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About Natalie

My world revolves around GIJOE and our three adult (or almost adult) children who keep my life anything but predictable. Our boots hit the ground wherever the Army sends us but home is when we’re all together no matter the zipcode. My passion is writing stories where adventure meets love and share my belief that life rooted in purpose is a story worth telling.

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