Natalie graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s in Creative Writing, and she works for The Nasiona as an interviewer and reader of creative nonfiction and poetry. She has poems published in The Write Launch, The Hickory Stump, and The Remembered Arts Journal, among others. As for books, she is currently working on a fantasy series. She is an avid reader and lover of books, especially those in the fantasy genre. Some of her favorites include the Eragon series, the Throne of Glass series, Wintersong, Game of Thrones, and The Name of the Wind. Her favorite way to pass a Sunday afternoon is on a hammock, lost in a book. It never fails to amaze her, the wonderful worlds that writers create, all filled with diverse characters who leap off the page and draw her into their journeys. She gravitates to books with magic and creatures and loves when a writer reimagines mythologies or fairytales. She’s also a fan of urban fantasy books, such as the Discovery of Witches series or the Tiger’s Curse books. In poetry, two of her favorite collections are Fanny Says by Nickole Brown and Pelvis with Distance by Jessica Jacobs. She has floor-to-ceiling floating shelves in her room, filled with books of all colors (everything from C.S. Lewis to Dan Brown to Jane Austen). In short: if it’s a good book with unforgettable characters or a moving story, she’s there. When she’s not reading or writing, you’re likely to find her at a barn. Horses are her first love, and she hopes to one day build her own barn, to include a writer’s nook overlooking the fields.