Tell us a bit about your books.
What was the catalyst for your stories?
If your book is illustrated, what was it like to see your story come alive visually?
OH MY GOODNESS, Marcus’ illustrations for Lark are glorious! I loved seeing how he saw the characters–he totally brought the book to the next level.
What are the challenges of writing for or within a series?
Orca Echoes, the series Lark belongs in, is only challenging because it’s hard to decide which mystery to have them tackle next!
In your opinion, what makes a compelling story?
Character makes the story, in my opinion. I love quirky, interesting characters, seeing their story problem, and living vicariously through their triumphs and failures.
Do your books have a niche or specialty market?
Do you gravitate toward a certain genre or type of writing?
Nope, not me! I just love stories, and whichever idea catches my attention, that’s the one I write.
What types of conversations do you hope will come out of your books?
Tell us a little known or interesting fact about yourself.
When I was a kid, I used to drive my parents crazy by taking my dinner plate, crawling under the table, and insisting on sharing my dinner with the cats.
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Award-winning author Natasha Deen graduated from the University of Alberta with a BA in psychology. In addition to her work as a presenter and workshop facilitator with schools, she has written everything from creative nonfiction to YA and adult fiction. She was the inaugural 2013 Regional Writer in Residence for the Metro Edmonton Library Federation. Natasha lives in Edmonton, Alberta. For more information, visit www.natashadeen.com. Follow her on Twitter @natasha_deen.