My name is     Natasha Tynes.   I’m a writer, and a storyteller

Enjoy the hundreds of free writing guides and other resources on my site, and feel free to reach out if I can help you or your organization tell your story or if you want to learn with me through my learning academy.

What I offer

Digital content creator

Through my agency Suburban Media Group I provide digital media services including content creation and media strategy. I help you create content for your brand. Let’s chat.


I run a YouTube channel where I review books I read and discuss everything related to writing and storytelling.


I’m the author of the speculative novel They Called Me Wyatt.

My short stories have appeared in Geometry, The Timerbline Review and Fjords. My story Ustaz Ahamd received a special award at the F. Scott Fitzgerald literary festival.

Public speaker

II have appeared on a number of national and international TV programs, including Larry King Live, PBS’s Foreign Exchange, Paula Zahn show, CBS’s Morning show, Scarborough Country, BBC’s Up all night, among others..


I am a  regular contributor to a number of publications inside and outside the United States. My non-fiction work has appeared in the Washington Post, Nature Magazine, Elle Magazine, The Post, Esquire magazine, Aljazeera, among others.  Looking for a freelance journalist? Ping me.

Podcast host

I host the podcast, Read and Write with Natasha, where I chat with authors and discuss the writing journey.


Freebies: Take what you want

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Free 5-day Email course: How to monetize your writing

In this five-day Email course, you will discover different ways you can turn your writing skills into an income stream 💰.

Free short story

Ustaz Ali, which won third place at the prestigious annual F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival, is a coming-of-age tale set at a Catholic School in Amman, Jordan, in the late eighties. You can read it for free here.

Free Ebook

Writing pays my bills, and it has been paying my bills as a side hustle or as a full-time income since I was 19 in the late 90s . I’m sharing with you five ways I make money from writing, along with useful tips.

Learn with me

Make income from ghostwriting

Ghostwriting makes up 80% of my income, and it can do the same for you. Dive into the world of ghostwriting and start earning for your talent. My course is designed to guide you through every step of the process, from understanding the basics to securing high-paying projects.

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Publish that book

Dive into a comprehensive program covering the publishing landscape, query letters, Amazon KDP, and effective writing habits.

Each 60-minute session in this series offers personalized attention, focusing on your manuscript or work-in-progress, and equips you with hands-on guidance and actionable strategies for every aspect of writing and publishing.

My Novel: They Called Me Wyatt

When Jordanian student Siwar Salaiha is murdered on her birthday in College Park, Maryland, her consciousness survives, finding refuge in the body of a Seattle baby boy. Stuck in this speech delayed three-year old body, Siwar tries but fails to communicate with Wyatt’s parents, instead she focuses on solving the mystery behind her murder.

Fast-forward twenty-two years. Wyatt is a young man with an affinity towards the Middle East and a fear of heights. While working on his graduate degree in Middle Eastern studies, Wyatt learns about Siwar’s death, which occurred twenty-five years ago. For reasons he can’t explain, he grows obsessed with Siwar.

His investigation takes him to Amman, Jordan where after talking to her friends and family members and through his special connection with the deceased, he discovers a clue that unravels the mystery of her death. Will Siwar get justice after all?

You can pre-order They Called Me Wyatt now from Amazon.


Natasha is one of the most professional people I have worked with. She oversaw numerous training courses that I gave.

Hoda Osman

Executive Editor , Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism

Natasha has a sharp intellect. She developed our online learning program, which has been a tremendous success.

Joyce Barnathan

Former President, International Center for Journalists

Natasha was born to make a difference in the journalism industry across the globe. “

Larbi Mrgari

Journalist, Algerian television

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