the official bio made to look like i didn’t write it myself


NATALIE APPLETON is an award-winning Canadian writer living in Vernon, BC. She is a graduate of the University of Regina School of Journalism and the MA in Creative Writing (Narrative non-fiction) program at City University London, UK.

In her former life as a journalist, she worked at newspapers across the Prairies, including the Lethbridge Herald and the Medicine Hat News. Natalie recently won Prairie Fire’s Banff Centre Bliss Carman Poetry Contest, and her short non-fiction story Fourth Son of Fourth Wife was longlisted for the 2016 CBC Creative Non-fiction Contest.

Her stories have appeared in publications around the world, including The New York Times.

Natalie’s literary memoir, I Have Something to Tell You, is a coming-of-age story pitched as a mix between The Alchemist and Bridget Jones’ Diary, set partly in her hometown of Medicine Hat, and in Bangkok. The story has been optioned for film.

By day,  Natalie works as a brand storyteller through her company, Read Head Copywriting. She is also the cofounder of Storymakers, an online creative writing school for young women.