Nat Burns

Nat Burns


Nat Burns is an award-winning novelist who publishes, on average, one book a year. Her life has been devoted to the written word, whether poetry, fiction or journalism. She also worked in medical publishing and retired in 2007 from a career as editorial systems coordinator for a medical publishing firm. She now writes full time.

During the past thirty years, her work has appeared in dozens of publications. With somewhat eclectic interests, her writing encompasses several genres and many forms. She is probably best known for romance novels, such as Two Weeks in August or Lights of the Heart. Bella Books has ten of her romances in active circulation at present. Other fantasy and erotica books are with Regal Crest and a new horror novel will soon be published with Desert Palm Press. There are thirteen books in total.

Natty cut her speculative fiction teeth working with the SF/F/H focused Small Press Writers and Artists Organization in the nineties. After SPWAO folded, she began working in journalism as a staff reporter and later, acting editor. Following that career for a decade, she won two Virginia Press Association awards. She was also fortunate enough to earn fiction honors from Writer's Digest, Muse Magazine, Writers in Virginia, The Virginia Writing Club, Piedmont Writing Institute and Writers of the Future.

After being offered a position with a firm that publishes medical journals, she quickly rose in the company and became a managing editor of two journals. When the company branched off into developing proprietary publishing software, she followed that path, eventually becoming the editorial systems coordinator for a larger scientific journal based in Washington DC.

During this time, she worked actively with the Writers in Virginia Program and with area youth, teaching journalism and creative writing. She also taught under the Nelson County Summer Enrichment Program for many years and served five years as a judge in the Piedmont Area Reading Council's Young Authors Program. After joining the Golden Crown Literary Society, she worked on the GCLS board for many years, as well as the boards of the Nelson County Education Foundation, VaNOW and Literacy Volunteers of America.

As a book editor, Natty edited several dozen fiction and nonfiction books, including the science fiction anthology All Aboard, the memoir Pieces of Pie: Surviving Love, by Pie Dumas, and Excuse Me, Your God Is Waiting by Michelle Prosser.

Nowadays, she mostly writes novels although she does have a monthly review column in Lesbian News magazine. She lives in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico, aptly called The Land of Enchantment. It’s very different from Virginia, being more desert than wet overgrowth but she has nested well and very much enjoys her new home.







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