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Natasha A. Salnikova was born in ex-Soviet Kazakhstan where she wrote and hosted two TV shows. At the age of 24 she moved to Moscow (Russia) to chase her screenwriting dream. Soon she became a writer for the national prime-time talk show “Tema” and soon also was writing for national sitcoms and dramas. At that time a publisher hired her to adapt a popular TV series into a novel, and Natasha realized that she could fulfill her writer’s hunger better with novels rather that TV scripts.
In Moscow Natasha met an American writer and traveler and in 2001 she made a big decision and moved to America to be with him, leaving behind her career and family. They married in 2001 and she started to build her American dream. She had acting roles in TV commercials, shot photographs for a Knopf/Random House travel guide, studied English and kept wiring.
In 2005 Natasha and her husband David invited into their lives two beautiful girls.
Currently Natasha lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with her kids and her husband. She writes feature stories for a Russian newspaper and teaches yoga. “Quiet River” is her first novel in English. Natasha’s favorite writer is Steven King, who influenced her work in many ways, including the genre she’s writing in.