Natalie Williamson



Natalie Williamson is an HR person by day and a YA writer by night and nap time. She referenced Harry Potter in her first ever full time job interview, which tells you almost all the things you need to know about her. Other important things to know include: she loves her husband, daughter, dogs, and cat; she has a serious dessert problem; and she frequently Wikipedias movies and TV shows to find out if they have happy endings. RULES WE'RE MEANT TO BREAK is her debut novel.

Favorite Books

Anything by Melina Marchetta (especially JELLICOE ROAD) & Sarah Dessen (especially THE TRUTH ABOUT FOREVER), Harry Potter, Tamora Pierce's Tortall books, SUMMERS AT CASTLE AUBURN by Sharon Shinn, ELLA ENCHANTED by Gail Carson Levine, Miranda Kenneally's Hundred Oak's series, anything by Emery Lord

Favorite Quotes

“It starts with this: put your desk in the corner, and every time you sit down there to write, remind yourself why it isn't in the middle of the room. Life isn't a support system for art. It's the other way around.”― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Favorite Genres

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Most Recent Blog Posts

Monday, March 11th, 2019

Swoon Author Natalie Williamson's First Draft Report: All About the Beginning

I always find it interesting to hear what my favorite authors need to know before they can start drafting a new book. Do they have detailed outlines? Are they pantsers who just wing it from page one and see where the story leads them? Do they need a playlist to set the writing mood? Do they need a Pinterest board … Read More


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