Natasha Tynes is an award-winning Jordanian-American author and communications professional based in Washington, D.C. Her byline has appeared in the Washington Post, Al Jazeera, HuffPost, and the Jordan Times, among many other outlets. Her short stories have been published in Geometry, The Timerbline Review and Fjords. Her debut novel They Called Me Wyatt will be published in June 2019 by California Coldblood Books, an imprint of Rare Bird Books. Tynes is the recipient of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival award for short fiction. Tynes was born in Amman, Jordan and moved to the U.S. in her late 20s.