Natalie Goldberg is the author of Writing Down The Bones: Freeing The Writer Within (1986). The book has sold over one million copies and been translated into 14 languages. Since then she has written 9 other books, including the novel Banana Rose.

Natalie is also a prolific painter. Her book Living Color: A Writer Paints Her World, describes painting as her second art form. Her lively watercolors are exhibited at Ernesto Mayans Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico and you can see her paintings on her website. Top of My Lungs (Overlook Press), contains forty poems, twenty of her paintings in color and an essay, “How Poetry Saved My Life”.

For the last thirty years Natalie has been teaching writing as a practice. Her workshops are attended by people from around the world. The Oprah Winfrey Show sent a film crew to spend the day with Natalie for a segment on Spirituality that covered her writing, teaching, painting, and walking meditation. She currently lives in Northern New Mexico.