I've been fascinated by ghost stories ever since I was a little girl. But most ghost stories are usually told from the perspective of the haunted and how scary it is to have or see a ghost. I always wanted to know more about the poor spirit, trapped for all eternity. In my ghost stories, I like to give the ghosts a voice. Natalie's literary works are represented by Dawn Frederick at Red Sofa Literary.
Meanwhile, my book THE SPIRIT'S WAY HOME
(Llewellyn Worldwide, 2020) is available wherever books are sold. THE SPIRIT'S WAY HOME tells MY story of how a soccer mom (me) started doing the work that I do with spirit rescue.
I am a staff editor and contributor for FATE Magazine, the longest running print paranormal news magazine featuring stories of the strange and unknown. I also do freelance editorial work, I love helping other writers with their words. Do you need help with a project? I especially like helping other writers with their WIPs. Check out my Editorial Services page for my rates and specialties.
I began my work as a paranormal investigator with Ghost Stories Ink, a group of authors and illustrators who go on ghost hunts for creative inspiration. A self-proclaimed research geek and history nerd, I serve as the group's historian. We teach classes and workshops meant to inspire your art or writing craft.
More recently, I co-founded a new group called Paranormal Services Cooperative which focuses on spirit rescue, education and promoting paranormal unity. Check out our PSC page if you think you have something in your house and you need help, or if you are interested in learning more about paranormal investigations.
Oh yeah. And I'm also a psychic medium.
Recently, and a little bit reluctantly at first, I've come to accept that I've got a few "gifts" and I use them to help others. I specialize in clearing space and spirit rescue. But I also connect with loved ones who have passed, and offer readings in which I can connect with your spirit guides and angels to give you a higher perspective of life's challenges and struggles.
For more about the services I offer and to book an appointment, check out the next page, Spirit Services, LLC.
When I was a kid, I loved ghost stories. But I always wanted to know more about the ghost. In my first job out of law school, I had a really long drive every day. It was on one of those drives, that I got an idea for a mystery. I thought it would be really interesting to take a character who is trained to think logically and rationally...like a law student. And then give her something completely irrational and inexplicable to deal with...like a ghost.
When my husband accepted a job that took our young family to Brussels, Belgium, I became an expat. I also, accidentally, became a blogger. What started as something to keep in touch with friends and family back in Minnesota, turned into something much more. Last summer, I edited my blog, MY ADVENTURES AS AN EXPAT IN BELGIUM, into a book. You can buy it here or here. But even more important, while we were living in Belgium, I had time to write mystery novels and ghost stories.
When we moved back to Minnesota, I met Jessica Freeburg, who turned out to be my soul sister and partner in crime for a lot of collaborative projects. She founded the Ghost Stories Ink group. At first, when she asked me to join them for a ghost hunt, I wasn't really sure if I wanted to go along to shake ghosts out of attics and creepy basements. But after my first adventure with GSI, I was all in. We've had some great adventures, conducting paranormal investigations from New York City to Los Angeles, and we are working on a documentary.
My work with GSI has led to an interesting self-discovery...
I'd always known I was intuitive, but until a few years ago, I didn't realize to what extent. When I was a little girl, I used to see shadows in my room and everyone would tell me, "It's just your imagination." When I was four, I had an imaginary friend and her name was Darney. She died of a heart attack. Last year, I finally got my mother to admit that I'd probably been playing with a ghost. She and my grandma had suspected as much, but they had no idea what to do about it.
It's interesting how life can wind you along certain paths, leading the way to who knows what and then suddenly, everything makes sense. Now, my life makes more sense.
In May 2017, I started my own company, Spirit Services, LLC. I specialize in clearing houses and space. I also do readings and group events and private classes. I approach my psychic work with immense sympathy for those souls who are stuck...both living and dead.
In October, 2018, I co-founded the group Paranormal Services Cooperative to help promote spirit rescue, education and paranormal unity.
In August 2019, I signed with a new literary agent, Dawn Frederick, of Red Sofa Literary. In October 2020, my book THE SPIRIT'S WAY HOME was released by Llewellyn Worldwide.