Natasha Tynes is a Jordanian-American author in Maryland and a regular contributor to several publications, including in the Washington Post, Nature Magazine, Elle and Esquire, among others. Her short stories have appeared in Geometry, The Timberline Review, and Fjords. Her short story “Ustaz” was a prize winner at the prestigious annual F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival. She is the author of the speculative literary novel They Called Me Wyatt. She hosts the podcast, Read and Write with Natasha, where she chats with authors and publishers and discusses the reading and writing journey. She is currently working on her second novel.