SOME WOMEN say they write to make sense of the world, to understand how they feel. I write because I know damn well what I see and how I feel, and for some reason I feel the need to share that with the general public.

My name is Natalie Appleton. I write and I read because I have to, and because I believe…

We tell ourselves stories in order to live. 

Joan Didion, The White Album


Natalie Appleton Canadian writer


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.

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


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