Natania Barron is a word tinkerer with a lifelong love of the fantastic. She has a penchant for the speculative, and has written tales of invisible soul-eating birds, giant cephalopod goddesses, gunslinger girls, and killer kudzu, just to name a few. Her work has appeared in Weird Tales, EscapePod, Steampunk Tales, Crossed Genres, Bull Spec, and various anthologies.  She is also the founder of The Outer Alliance, a group dedicated to queer advocacy in speculative fiction.

She is a Took, a Gryffindor, 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 and two hounds.

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.



Pilgrim of the Sky – December 2011, Candlemark & Gleam

Watcher of the Skies – forthcoming, Candlemark & Gleam


Wothwood – Falstaff Press, forthcoming 2017


GEEKMOM: Projects, Tips, and Adventures for Moms and Their 21st Century FamiliesOctober 2012, Potter Craft (Crown, Random House) with Kathy Ceceri, Corrina Lawson, and Jenny Williams.


Free Fiction:

The Aldersgate (podcast draft of novel)

Castledeck and the Arabella (steampunk adventure set in the Aldersgate universe)

Pilgrim of the Sky: LIVE! – A live reading of the novel!