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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 writing cohorot or private coaching.


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 ceate ontent 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.


From my blog

Lessons learned from writing newsletters to clients

Lessons learned from writing newsletters to clients

Most of my content creation these days is writing newsletters to clients. As newsletters are becoming business models on their own, more and more brands are investing in them. The good news is that businesses are constantly looking for experienced writers to create...

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Do you remember the first book you ever read?

Do you remember the first book you ever read?

Remembering the very first book you have ever read might be impossible. Not for me. I do remember. I remember the first book I read. The very first book I read in English, a language that is not mine. The book was Super Fudge by Judy Blume. A second-hand copy was...

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I picked myself and published my award-winning story

I picked myself and published my award-winning story

In 2018, my short story Ustaz Ali won third prize at the prestigious F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival. Today I decided to “pick myself,” as Seth Godin says, cut the gatekeepers, and publish the story on Gumroad. The story is set at a Catholic School in Amman,...

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My Book

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 well-adjusted 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 and spends months investigating her death, which police at the time erroneously ruled as suicide. 
His leads take 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?


My published articles


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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