Lisa McMann FeaturedA former divorce lawyer, Natalie now spends her days crafting epic fantasy that transports readers to worlds of myth, magic, lovable misfits, romance—and dragons!

She’s the award-winning author of Season of the Dragon, chosen by IngramSpark as a top ten epic fantasy title and winner of a Silver Medal in the 2023 Readers’ Favorite awards. She also co-hosts the popular SFF podcast, Tipsy Nerds Book Club; is a judge for the international short story writing competition, NYC Midnight; and is a pro member of SFWA. Natalie appears frequently on writer panels at events such as the Nebula Conference, BookLife’s Indie Author Forum, and comic-cons and book festivals throughout the United States. Born in Ohio, she now lives in Arizona with her husband and two cat overlords, and visits her son frequently in NYC. You can learn more about Natalie on her website:

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