"I was born and (for the most part) raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. I graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in English Literature. I currently live in Cleveland, Ohio with my husband, young son and a little girl on the way. Second Kiss is my first novel."
Visit with Natalie on her website/blog, on Facebook and Twitter @natapalmer.
LDSWBR: What author/book had the most impact on you this year?
NATALIE: Be the Hero of Your Own Life Story by Shane Barker. I was browsing through my mother-in-law’s book collection last Christmas when I came across it. It was written in 1994 and from the looks of the cover (a cartoon of a kid holding a fishing rod) it was obvious that it could be found at an LDS bookstore in the same section as John Bytheway’s books for young boys. But something about it caught this twenty-seven year old girl’s eye and I began to read. Not only did I finish the book in a day, I also found myself taking written and mental notes and falling asleep at night thinking about the suggestions given throughout the book. It taught me not only how to find success but more importantly how to desire success. It inspired me, it moved me to action. And it was just what I needed to read as I began the journey of publishing my first book.
LDSWBR: What books are you giving/asking for this Christmas?
NATALIE: I haven’t thought much about what I want this year but one of my favorite books of all time is The Wednesday Sister by Meg Waite Clayton so I’d love to receive something new of hers. As for books that I’m giving? My husband (who is in medical school) wants me to give him a psychiatry book with a really long title and of course my mom wants a signed copy of Second Kiss.
LDSWBR: If you could only participate in one Holiday activity or tradition this year, what would it be?
NATALIE: I really want to take my son to see the lights at Temple Square. He is two and SO into Christmas lights this year and I know he will get a kick out of it. Besides that, we live in Cleveland and the only image of the Salt Lake Temple he has seen is the one hanging on our living room wall. We just got our tickets to fly to Utah for the holidays and I can’t wait for him to see it in person!
LDSWBR: Eggnog or warm apple cider?
NATALIE: Hands down, warm apple cider. Love it!
LDSWBR: Natalie, thank you so much. Have a safe trip and a Merry Christmas!
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- Backlash by Traci Hunter Abramson
- Alma the Younger by Heather (HB) Moore
- True Miracles with Genealogy by Anne Bradshaw
- Dingo by Anne Bradshaw
- Second Kiss by Natalie Palmer
- Cross My Heart by Julie Wright
- Cold As Ice by Stephanie Black
- Meg's Melody by Kaylee Baldwin
- Save the Child by Margaret Turley
- Anasazi Intrigue (ebook) by Linda Weaver Clarke
- Mayan Intrigue (ebook) by Linda Weaver Clarke
- The Star Prophecy by Joan Sowards (and Walnut Springs Press)
- A cute, handmade apron by Joan Sowards
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