When people think “cat lady,” they usually call forth images of spinsters with hundreds of cats. I am more like the picture to the left – a self-sufficient goddess with a bitchin’ cat for a sidekick.
My name is Natalie DeYoung, and I am a writer/editor/lion tamer from one of the million suburbs of Los Angeles. I live there with my husband, where I enjoy writing fiction, painting, hiking, playing the piano and singing, enrolling in Grad School for esoteric subjects, and scheming of ways to travel the globe on the cheap. Oh, and reading; lots of reading.
At various times, I have wanted to be a Literature Professor, an actress, an artist, a spy, a film and book critic, a professional student, a historian/archaeologist/adventurer along the lines of a female Indiana Jones, and a travel writer. I decided to be a writer so I could be all of them.
This blog reflects my many interests and includes fiction, some serious and some silly writing, because above all, I don’t believe in labels. What I do believe in: superior writing, creativity, spiritual wholeness, integrity.
If you want to know more about my work, please visit my website.
I am also currently working on my second novel, as my first novel ended up an abandoned stack of floppy disks my senior year of high school. We won’t speak of it anymore.
Despite my branding from a young age as a “cat lady,” I currently only have one cat, because I am not a multi-tasker.
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P.S. – Everything on this blog is copyrighted, so please don’t reproduce without asking first. Then we won’t call it “plagiarism,” we’ll call it “borrowing with permission,” which sounds much nicer.