When she isn’t writing Young Adult novels, Natalie is sharing her love of learning with others. She taught literature, composition and creative writing in public school for over a decade, and transitioned out of the classroom and into the role of technology coordinator, blending her passion for the art of teaching with 21st Century skill-building and the integration of technology to enhance creativity and innovation. In addition to working in high schools, Natalie is also an adjunct professor and has taught undergraduate, graduate, and adult continuing education courses. She is also an educational consultant, and designs and implements instructional design & technology integration workshops nationwide. Natalie is a Google Certified Teacher, authorized Google Education Trainer, and is a Certified Raspberry Pi Teacher, who utilizes her pedagogical knowledge to offer enhanced implementation of STEAM, technology, and Backwards Design resulting in effective teacher planning and instruction.
Natalie lives in northern New Jersey with her husband Brendan and their forever-puppy, Loki. In her free time, Natalie can be found creating & refinishing shabby chic interior designs. Inspired by her love of antiques and the Victorian era, Natalie collects items that she can use to create her own romantic, rustic designs, and prides herself in recycling, repurposing, and handcrafting to create her own unique furnishings and decor.