Each Monday I would like to take some time to get to know some of our favorite authors. My hope is that this will help readers connect with the authors.
Today I would like to introduce you to: Natalie Walters!
I stumbled across Natalie before her first book released and I’m so happy that I did! Her books are so good! Not only does she writes relatable characters, she also touches on some deep topics. Her books are on my must read list!
Natalie Walters is a military wife of 23 years and currently resides in Hawaii with her soldier and family. She writes full time and is the author of the Harbored Secrets Series. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, cooking, and traveling. Her dream is to figure out how to convince Chip and Joanna Gaines to build her the forever home she’s been dreaming of and settle down with GIJOE in Texas.
To help us get to know her, I have given her some questions and here are her responses:
Q: How long have you been writing?
A: I’ve been writing fiction (and continuing to learn to write fiction) for almost eleven years now.
Q: What are you currently working on?
A: I JUST (as in not even twelve hours before I started answering these questions) finished my fourth manuscript. It’s a story based on a specialized team working in D.C. who take care problems before they become, ahem, problems. **You can’t see me, but I’m totally giving you the one eye wink right now**
Q: What are some of your writing must haves? (Drink, snack, supplies, etc.)
A: Always tea. Hot in the morning sessions and iced in the later sessions-preferably green tea. Snacks vary on mood but my go-to’s recently have been Sea Salt Pop Corners, Hot Tamales, and chocolate. For the non-edible must have’s, sticky notes, colored pens, and notepads.
Q: What is your favorite time period to write about? Or read about?
A: Write about…current day. I don’t have the patience to research what kind of glassware was used in the 1920’s or what year the electric vacuum or indoor plumbing was invented. I DO, however, love reading any time period so long as the story is well written!
Q: What are some of your favorite books?
A: I love this question! My 2020 faves so far are: Nancy Mehl’s Kaely Quinn Profiler series; Masquerade at Middlecrest by Abigail Wilson; and The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus by Jaime Jo Wright. *I still have a rather large pile of 2020 new releases I haven’t had a chance to read yet so this list is not conclusive by any means 😉
Q: If you could spend a day with one fictional character, who would you pick and what would you do?
A: Hmm, well, if I had to pick one it would probably be Pecca Gallegos from Silent Shadows because A. She’s super fun and feisty. B. Tacos C. Baby goats!
I have saved my favorite question for last!
Q: What would you like readers to take away from your books?
A: I always want readers to enjoy the story and characters but I also want them to come away with hope. It’s one of the things I long for in stories even when they don’t always end well for the characters, it’s the idea that hope continues to exist beyond the final page.
To connect with Natalie, please click on any of the following links: her website, Facebook, Instagram, and BookBub.
I’m also featuring her debut book, Living Lies. This book is so amazing! It had a big impact on me because it discusses mental illness and depression. It is definitely worth a read! Be sure to add it to your want to read list on Goodreads!
About the book:
In the little town of Walton, Georgia, everybody knows your name–but no one knows your secret. At least that’s what Lane Kent is counting on when she returns to her hometown with her five-year-old son. Dangerously depressed after the death of her husband, Lane is looking for hope. What she finds instead is a dead body.
Lane must work with Walton’s newest deputy, Charlie Lynch, to uncover the truth behind the murder. But when that truth hits too close to home, she’ll have to decide if saving the life of another is worth the cost of revealing her darkest secret.
Debut novelist Natalie Walters pulls you to the edge of your seat on the first page and keeps you there until the last in this riveting story that will have you believing no one is defined by their past.