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 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.


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

Would you let a stranger kiss your child? How parenting differs overseas

I recently got back from a family trip to the Middle East where my husband and I took our 3-year-old twins to Jordan to get to know their cousins and our friends, and visit the country where their mother was born, and where their parents met and married. [Washington Post]


Arab healthcare innovation responds to pandemic

Innovators across the Arab region are designing tools to help mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the United Arab Emirates, healthcare start-up Nabta Health is using artificial intelligence to moderate the risks of COVID-19, with a special focus on women with underlying health conditions. [Nature Asia]

Not a token: The Arab artists joining the unstoppable NFT caravan

Named the 2021 Collins ‘Word of the Year’, NFTs have shot into the public consciousness as an innovative form of digital trade. But what are they, are they worth investing in and how have Arab artists taken the most out of this newfound opportunity? [New Arab]

Freebies: Take what you want

Natasha Tynes book signing

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 💰.

E-book: Writing pays my bills

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 when in I first published an article in the Jordan-based publication The Star. I’m sharing with you five ways I make money from writing, along with useful tips.

Award-winning short Story: "Ustaz Ali"

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. Get the story for free here.


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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