About the Author

Natalie Dias Lorenzi

Natalie Dias Lorenzi

I’ve been a reader most of my life, and have dreamed of being a writer ever since my 4th grade teacher inspired me to write my own stories.

The steps along my path to published writer have been many; teacher, traveler, wife and mother. Some highlights:

~ I have been teaching for 21 years in the U.S., Italy and Japan. I’ve taught Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grades as a classroom teacher and worked with grades 1 to 6 as an ESL specialist.   I’m currently a full-time secondary school librarian in Fairfax County, Virginia.

~ Aside from living overseas, I’ve been lucky enough to travel from the glaciers of Juneau, Alaska to the Eifel Tower in Paris to the temples of Kyoto, Japan. I’ve ridden at breakneck speed in a taxi at sundown on the last day of Ramadan in Cairo, walked along the Great Wall of China, and argued with an Indonesian policeman who stopped us for running a green light in Ubud, Bali. I remain an incurable traveler.

Over the course of my career, I have also been a freelance magazine writer and have written Teachers Guides for many children’s books.

As an author, I am represented by Erin Murphy at the Erin Murphy Literary Agency.

Here are some interviews and guest posts I’ve done in and around the Kid Lit Blogosphere:

Word Spelunking

Kathy Erskine’s Blog

Jacqueline Jules’ Pencil Tips

Jaye Robin Brown’s Keeper of Wonder series

Cynsations Guest Post on Teacher Guides 

Charlesbridge Author Spotlight, June 2012

YA Fresh

Word Spelunking 

Guest Post: Diversity in Fiction on Krazy Book Lady

Helping Non-Native English Speakers Take Flight–on Emu’s Debuts with author Melanie Crowder

Peter Adam Salomon: Keyboard and Camera

YA Librarian Tales

Read, Write, Repeat

Literary Rambles

From the Mixed Up Files of Middle Grade Authors

That Hapa Chick

I Am A Reader Not A Writer

Author Link

The Write Path

One Word At A Time

Writer In Training