Current Writing Project
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) Is On!
This is Natalie's first year participating in NaNoWriMo. She is writing a story that weaves the rich folklore of Iceland, Scotland, and other European cultures into an urban fantasy setting with a twist. You can follow her progress by joining her weekly newsletter.
Here's a sneak peek...
"Growing up, Edaline always thought being a witch would involve mixing potions, casting spells, and becoming a villain. At least, that was how witches were portrayed in movies and on television. She never imagined she'd have business cards and see clients in the privacy of an office."
*NEW SHORT STORY*
In the Company of Elves
Every legend has a backstory...
In the wake of the Ragnarok Revolution, new alliances must be formed for mutual survival. When a Vanir named Ulfur finds himself lost on the battlefield and rescued by elves, he is forced to face some uncomfortable truths about his past, his kind, and the future of the entire hidden realm.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this short story. Guttormsson has created intriguing and likeable characters, and writes with a voice that welcomes and engages the reader. While reading I feel fully immersed in their world and am excited for the next instalment to see what happens to these characters and the land they inhabit.
Author, podcaster, copywriter & mother.
Natalie is fascinated by folklore and finding the common threads between cultures throughout history. Her research and passion for outcasts, underdogs, and visionaries have inspired her to rewrite popular folk tales and begin writing her first novel.
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The Folklore Forum
Every other Friday, Natalie hosts The Folklore Forum podcast. Episodes feature discussions of folktales, conversations with story lovers, and interviews with authors, researchers, scholars, and everyone in between. Past guests have included YA fiction author Danielle Mohr and Icelandic folklorist/librarian Þórdís Edda Guðjónsdóttir.