Natasha Lester worked as a marketing executive before returning to university to study creative writing. She completed a Master of Creative Arts as well as her first novel, What Is Left Over, After, which won the T.A.G. Hungerford Award for Fiction. Her second novel, If I Should Lose You, was published in 2012, followed by A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald in 2016, Her Mother's Secret in 2017 and the Top 10 Australian and international bestsellers The Paris Seamstress in 2018 and The French Photographer in 2019. The Age described Natasha as 'a remarkable Australian talent' and her work has been published in numerous anthologies and journals. In her spare time Natasha loves to teach writing, is a sought after public speaker and can often be found playing dress-ups with her three children. She lives in Perth. For all the latest news from Natasha, visit www.natashalester.com.au, follow her on Twitter @Natasha_Lester, or Instagram (natashalesterauthor), or join the readers who have become Natasha's friend on Facebook.
Hot on the heels of her well-deserved success with A Kiss from Mr. Fitzgerald, [Lester] again offers readers a strong-willed, determined heroine whose journey is as interesting, as it is inspiring - Jodi Gibson[Lester's] engaging writing style and ability to create characters that connect with readers make her a welcome addition to the historical fiction market. - Herald SunI'm calling it, Natasha Lester is our generation's Louisa May Alcott. - Tess WoodsAustralian author Natasha Lester is adept at immersing readers in the lives of characters from a bygone era. - Courier-MailThis slice of romantic fiction also stars a strong female heroine who dreams of making her own cosmetics in a place that is undeniably a man's world, New York City during the roaring twenties. What follows is a story brimming with as many layers as the war paint itself. - 100% Rock Magazine