Natalie Kleinman


 

Natalie lives in Blackheath with her husband, Louis.

On taking early retirement she embarked on an Open University general science degree course incorporating quantum physics and geology - thousands of miles away from her previous leaning towards The Arts. After two years of successful but brain addling study she decided to take her learning in a different direction - Natalie took up writing. She mistakenly believed this would be a gentle pursuit to be done as and when. It didn't take long for it to become an intense passion.

Short Stories:

With nearly thirty published, Natalie stories have appeared in The People's Friend, ALLAS (Sweden), Hjemmet (Norway), Ireland's Own, That's Life Fast Fiction (Australia) and Woman's Era (India). She has also had a life piece inThe Guardian and a short story in Dartford Living.

Competitions:

She has been long-listed and short-listed in competitions.

April 2012: Runner up in the Author Essentials winter-themed competition with her story, Decay

August 2012: Short-listed in Fantastic Books competition with her story, Beyond the Fringe

August 2013: Short-listed in WritersReign competition with her story, Thank you for the Music

June 2015: Finalist for the Joan Hessayon Award

Anthologies:

Two of her stories appear in anthologies. Buddha, a disturbing story of abduction, is included in Things That Go Bump In the Night and Beyond the fringe, light-hearted Sci Fi, is published in the anthology 'Fusion'

Novels:

A graduate of the New Writers' Scheme run by the Romantic Novelists' Association, (RNA) Natalie's first novel, Voyage of Desire, (Safkhet Publishing) was published in the early summer of 2014 and is now available on Amazon under the title Safe Harbour.

Her second, After All These Years, (D C Thomson) was published seven weeks later in July 2014. This too is available on Amazon under a new title, Honey Bun

Natalie’s third novel has been submitted to her agent, Lisa Eveleigh of the Richford Becklow Literary Agency, with the fourth is close to completion.

Natalie was awarded the Student of the Year prize at The Write Place in December 2012 and 2013.

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Natalie also helps run the Romantic Novelist Associations’ blog with coordinator, Elaine Everest.