Natalie Singer has been published in a number of journals, magazines and newspapers, including Literary Mama, the Washington Post, the Seattle Times, ParentMap, Alligator Juniper, and Full Grown People. Her work is included in the anthology Love & Profanity: A Collection of True, Tortured, Wild, Hilarious, Concise, and Intense Tales of Teenage Life published by Switch Press. She won the 2013 Pacific Northwest Writers Association nonfiction award, and was a finalist for the 2016 Red Hen Press and Autumn House Press nonfiction awards. She has taught writing at a state psychiatric facility for youth and at a juvenile detention center, and she has worked as a newspaper reporter and magazine editor. As a writer-in-residence at On the Boards, a contemporary performing arts collective in Seattle, her responses to performances have created a bridge of dialogue between artists and the community. Natalie earned her MFA in creative writing and poetics from the University of Washington. She was born in Montreal, lives in Seattle, and dreams of California.


This book shimmers like a California dream.

Claire Dederer
Author of Love and Trouble: A Midlife Reckoning

The first time Natalie Singer learns about California, she’s nine, tucked between library stacks, a Canadian blizzard outside. In a book called All About California, she reads of mythological griffins, rupturing earthquakes, furnace deserts, and Hollywood stars, and an imprinting takes place....Forward

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