Bio & Bibliography

Natania Barron is a word tinkerer with a lifelong love of the fantastic. She has a penchant for the speculative, the weird, the medieval, the Victorian, the literary, and the divine. Her work has appeared in Weird Tales, EscapePod, Steampunk Tales, Crossed Genres, Bull Spec, and various anthologies. Her longer works run the gamut from Edwardian urban fantasy to tales of the rock and roll world. She is also the founder of The Outer Alliance, a group dedicated to queer advocacy in speculative fiction. She’s also an outspoken advocate for mental health rights, particularly pertaining to her son Liam, who has autism.

She is a Took, a Slytherin, and likely a Tyrell, even if she is a bit jealous of the Greyjoy Kraken. She takes her whisky neat (and single malt), her wine dark and complex, and her coffee decaffeinated.

When not venturing in imagined worlds, she can be found in North Carolina, where she lives with her family, two hounds, and an assortment of musical instruments.

Natania holds a BA in English/Writing from Loyola University Maryland and an MA in English with a concentration in medieval literature from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. During the day she works as a Global Marketing Director in clinical research. This amazing job allows her to do her other favorite thing: travel!

As a mental health activist, especially regarding adolescent care, Natania has drawn nationwide attention for her writing, including television appearances. Inspired by her son Liam’s struggle through the school system as a child with high functioning autism and a variety of other challenges, she is an outspoken advocate. You can read more about her story at Medium.




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  1. Oct 2, 2009 8:05 pm

    Very Cute :3 not quite loading for me…

    • Oct 2, 2009 8:07 pm

      @Dread Knight

      That would be due to my bad link. Fixed now! .. and thanks!

  2. Mar 24, 2010 2:16 am

    Hey, my name is also Netania! Any advice for this writer? I know what I want to write about but I can’t find the right words to say

    • Mar 31, 2010 10:41 pm


      Just get things roughly on paper, expand ideas and with time just revise and improve them.
      If you keep a white page in front of you for too long, it will intimidate you. I believe it’s called a writer’s block.

      If you’re writing on a computer, I recommend – it’s really awesome, easy to use, keeps revisions, safe as you won’t lose your data if your hdd crashes or so and you can even use it offline (with google gears enabled, the green arrow on the upper right), oh and free! You also don’t have to install the app and you can write from any computer, even share the document with people or work in collaboration.

  3. Dec 17, 2010 5:27 pm

    […] Barron’s website has all kinds of info about her fiction and non-fiction. Go there to find out all about stories […]

  4. Feb 4, 2012 9:57 am

    Congratulations on the publicaiton of your book! Great! 🙂

    Warm regards,

    Subhan Zein

  5. Mar 19, 2012 7:40 am

    Saying hello

    David in Maine

  6. Nov 30, 2012 2:03 pm

    […] favorite example, of course, is my best friend Natania Barron and her fantastic book Pilgrim of the Sky, which began in NaNoWriMo (although it went through […]

  7. Dec 20, 2012 7:52 am

    […] Natania Barron, Pilgrim of the Sky (Candlemark and Gleam) Steampunk meets fantasy meets sci fi as Addie Madler searches for her missing beau and discovers that he’s alive, but no longer in this world. So begins her journeys across time and space, and if she ever wants to go home, she’ll have to face herself, in all her myriad forms. [click this link for more info] […]

  8. Apr 18, 2013 1:30 am

    […] the Edges: Writing Outside the Boundaries from Natania Barron at her […]

  9. Feb 11, 2017 6:04 pm

    […] you like what you heard from the other panelists, check out their websites! Natania Barron Richard Dansky Jesse […]

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