Masters Series: Natasha Lester

Natasha Lester is the international bestselling author of A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald, Her Mother’s Secret, The Paris SeamstressThe French Photographer, The Paris Secret and The Riviera House, and a former marketing executive for L’Oreal. Her novels have been translated into many different languages and are published all around the world.

Our conversations covers:

  • Overland literary journal, i.e. the first place Natasha was published
  • Winning the City of Freemantle T.A.G Hungerford Award for an unpublished manuscript
  • How Natasha started out in contemporary fiction and why she moved to historical fiction
  • Getting a new agent
  • Writing process and what’s involved to release a book a year
  • Portrayals of masculinity and femininity
  • Juggling
  • Publicity across the year and in multiple different countries
  • Writing love stories
  • The role that luck has played in her career
  • The roller coaster of writing – the ups and downs

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