About

Bio photo

Born in South Carolina, Natasha has lived in NYC, Boston, DC, Tokyo, and Singapore, and has spent 15 years working in North and South Asia. She writes women of color characters who are reflective of the female journey.

“A strong female protagonist reminds us of our strength and feeds our courage. But I like a bit of reality intertwined in their personalities. It’s great that they can kick butt, but they’ve got to have some substance to them, you know… a bit of vulnerability. I try to write characters’ whose choices are far from clearcut, and then I try to make them live with the decisions they’ve made, especially the bad ones. Sure they often have fantastical abilities, but their struggles and their desire for love and belonging are as real as the person reading about them.”

Natasha draws on her experience traveling and living as an expatriate for more than 18 years to create characters who are universal. “They may be Latin, Singaporean, Thai or Black American, but at their core, they are you, they are me.”

She has worked at multinational organizations and investment banks in the areas of HR and Project Management. “The pay sucks in comparison, but nothing is more gratifying than sitting in front of my laptop and weaving together a tale of suffering and triumph.”

Natasha earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Goddard College and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing at Lehigh University. She lives with her amazing husband, their “chalk-and-cheese” two daughters, and their pup, Saachi in a hamlet in the countryside of England.

Follow her on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

2 thoughts on “About Leave a comment

  1. Hello,

    I am having issues checking out your site. I cannot find any information pertaining to your book. I hope you can offer me some help. Sorry to bother you.

    Like

  2. Hi Adriana,
    Thank for your message. I’ll have a look at my site to ensure it’s easier to find it.
    If you’re looking to purchase it, you have a few options:
    1. Singapore: pop over to Kinokuniya or Times for a copy.
    2. If you’re outside of Singapore, you can pre-order it via https://natashaoliver.com/books/ (You can click on the Books menu option from my website).

    In a world where humans are evolving, people are more curious than afraid. They look for answers from the handful of scientists who try to uncover why some develop abilities yet the vast majority do not. It’s an exciting time for most, but the evolved ones, it’s a game of hide and seek that ends with far too many of their kind disappearing, permanently.

    Rox woke four years ago without a single memory and the involuntary ability to heal. Speech and most higher-level cognitive functions were working, but everything about herself felt unfamiliar. Plagued by insecurity and confusion, she leaves the only home she can remember in search of her true identity.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s