Natalie Appleton's writing has appeared in newspapers around the world, including the The New York Times, the Globe and Mail, and the Bangkok Post. After graduating from the University of Regina with a degree in journalism in 2003, she went on to work for several newspapers across western Canada.
Bouts of the traveling bug introduced her to a secondary career as a teacher of English as a second language, where she herself learned exactly where to stick a semicolon.
An inspiring Hemingway lesson and the urge to write something that wouldn't be at the bottom of a birdcage tomorrow drove Natalie to London (not Ontario). There she began an MA in Creative Writing (Narrative Non-fiction) at City University London.
And she wrote and wrote and wrote.
Natalie has just finished her final project, a 100,000-word memoir titled How to Meet a Nice Man from Medicine Hat. It's about a young Alberta woman leaving everything behind for Bangkok -- a city that introduces her to a way of life and the love of her life, a man from her hometown.
Natalie is now back in Vernon, BC, working as a writing teacher and a writer/editor (non-fiction and fiction).