Born in Moscow, Natalia grew up with the romance and magic of Russian fairy tales. She never imagined that one day she’d be swept off her feet by an American Marine. An engineer-physicist-chemist, Natalia realized that powder metallurgy might not be her true calling when on a moonless summer night she was spooked by cries of a loon in a fog-wrapped meadow. “What if,” a writer’s unrelenting muse, took hold of her. Two of her passions define her being. Natalia is an orchid expert and she writes dark fantasy.



Natalia lives in the foothills of Pikes Peak and loves to spend time on the mountain trails, accompanied by her two dogs, her energetic hiking companions.


Natalia’s interview with City Owl Press


Writing Awards:

First place in Fantasy/Science Fiction/Horror category in Paul Gillette Writing Contest (as The Soul of a Stillborn)

Best Speculative Fiction in American Icon 4 Contest (as The Soul of a Stillborn)

Finalist in Contemporary category of Gothic Romance Writers Haunted Hearts Contest (as Duckweed)

Finalist in Fantasy/Science Fiction category in The Sandy Writing Contest (as Duckweed; the final judge suggested to change the title)

Finalist in Paranormal category in Linda Howard Award of Excellence of Southern Magic Romance Writers (as The Soul of a Stillborn)

Best Imagery in American Icon 2 Contest (The Bride’s Vestige)