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Natalie Haney Tilghman

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Natalie Haney Tilghman

Natalie Haney Tilghman has been writing as long as she can remember and one of her earliest "books" was published by her elementary school when she was in fourth grade.  When she won an award for an essay she wrote in college, she thought, "Hey, this is something I like doing and maybe I should pursue it."  She studied fiction at the University of Chicago Writers' Workshop and received a MFA from Rainier Writing Workshop. After Tilghman graduated, a fellow student, Bill Sommer, sent her a goofy email about assuming character identities and starting an email correspondence as their chosen characters. 

Natalie Haney Tilghman

Books by Natalie Haney Tilghman

by Bill Sommer and Natalie Haney Tilghman - Friendship, Youth Fiction

Predictably, this thread of emails leads to a lot of bizarre stuff, including a yeti suit, drug smuggling, a graveyard, damaged echolocation, choke holds, emergency dentistry...and maybe ends with something like understanding. See, the thing that binds people together most is their fear that nothing binds them together at all.