I'm a freelance writer, children's book author, playwright, blogger and mother of 3. I have my own blog about the trials and tribulations of writing and publishing at www.natashayim.blogspot.com. My picture book, "Otto's Rainy Day" was published by Charlesbridge Publishing, and my picture book biography, "Cixi, the Dragon Empress" was released by Goosebottom Books in Oct. 2011. My upcoming books, "Sacajawea of the Shoshone" will be published by Goosebottom Books in Oct. 2012, and "Goldy Luck and the Three Chans" will be released in Jan. 2014 by Charlesbridge Publishing. I have written for the children's magazines: Highlights for Children, Appleseeds, and Faces, in addition to adult magazines: Vibrant Life, UnchARTed, AsiaPacific, and Mendocino Arts. My ten-minute plays have been produced in Ukiah, Santa Rosa, Los Angeles, Sydney, and Brisbane Australia. I have also created newsletters, brochures, and flyers for various schools, businesses, and non-profit organizations.