Natasha Simons is an Editor at Gallery Books, Simon & Schuster. She has worked on over 30 New York Times bestsellers, and her books have been featured in People magazine, National Review, Seventeen magazine, the Blaze, The New York Times, and shown on The Today Show, Hannity, The Mark Levin Show, Good Morning America, The 700 Club and more.
Authors she has worked with include Maddie and Mackenzie Ziegler, Eva Gutowski (MyLifeAsEva), Greg Gutfeld, Kevin Lacz, Robert K. Tanenbaum, Anne Canadeo, Clint Hill, Dick Cheney and Mary Higgins Clark.
Natasha's select booklist can be found below.
"Fans of Chelsea Cain and Lisa Gardner will devour this edgy thriller about the gruesome secrets hidden beneath a small-town amusement park. From the author of Creep, Freak, and The Butcher, Jennifer Hilliers fine knack for creating hideous killers."
"Wonderland is a tightly woven mystery ...this one leaves a mark with outstanding suspense and a shocking ending."
--RT Book Reviews
"Hillier's best novel yet...Wonderland is a labyrinth that'll both awe you by its complexity and gradually freak you out of your mind."
--Dead End Follies
“Hillier's third thriller fairly shudders with tension. [She] sends her reader into a labyrinth of creepy twists and grotesque turns…The secrets of the past refuse to keep quiet in this disquieting, taut thriller.”
“As she ably proved in her debut (Creep, 2011), [Hillier] has a fine knack for creating hideous killers. This time she turns the formula whodunit on its head… A tense, suspenseful, thoroughly creepy thriller.”
"Once I got started I couldn’t stop reading, and I confess to having sweaty palms a few times. A thrill ride that will have your attention from start to finish! This one is 4.5 stars."
"Impressive...a fine, twisty plot and some really jarring surprises at the end."
"Highly effective thrills for fans who wish Jeffery Deaver...would turn them out faster."
—Library Journal (starred review)
"Ross crafts a surprisingly sensitive meditation on the definitions of family and motherhood around a ripped-from-the-tabloids story… Ross deftly creates genuinely sympathetic characters and emotionally resonant prose around what could have felt sensationalistic.”
"Ross's prose is both readable and enjoyable, and she touches on interesting ideas about identity, family, and the malleability of the human psyche."
Natasha Simons edited 4 out of the 8 books in The Black Sheep Knitting Series.
—Fresh Fiction on Knit, Purl, Die
"The fast-paced plot will keep even nonknitters turning the pages."
"Canadeo presents congenial characters and a mystery that keeps you guessing."
—Liz Mugavero, author of the Agatha-nominated Pawsitively Organic Mysteries
"Buried secrets, medicinal plants and murder, and of course, dogs and cats, make this a thoroughly enjoyable mystery!"
—Linda O. Johnston, author of the Pet Rescue Mysteries
"With a terrific premise and an interesting topic, Fiedler’s debut shows promise."
"It's all here in Oliver's tale set during the run-up to Christmas, 1833...Includes enough action and sufficient twists and turns to provide some fun by the fireside, accompanied, perhaps, by a nice glass of Madeira."
"This engaging cozy has it all—English bookshops, flower shows, dotty sisters, plenty of surprises—along with an engaging premise for a continuing series."
"A charming debut for Mary Lou Kirwin...I hope this author has more books coming, and soon."
"A creepy tale filled with literary allusions and sporting a truly puzzling mystery."
“Second in the Little Library series, this one nicely captures the feel of a summer tourist town. The backdrop of Zoe’s new book and the connection of the poetry of Emily Sutton to that of Emily Dickinson add welcome literary touches.”
—Krista Davis, New York Times bestselling author of the Paws & Claws mysteries
"A stunning debut... Julie Chase’s new series is a cross between Laura Childs’ Scrapbooking series and Ali Brandon’s Black Cat Bookshop. A fantastic start to what looks like a promising cozy series. Even if you are not a cat/dog lover, you will love this one!"
—T. C. LoTempio, author of the national bestselling Nick and Nora mystery series.
"[A] well-crafted series kickoff."
"In all that New Orleans heat and glitter, there’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing. A fun read."
—Rita Mae Brown, New York Times bestselling author of the Sneaky Pie mystery series
"An engaging series with a proactive, appealing sleuth. The (nontalking) Toby is sure to be a hit with cat lovers and cozy readers."
“LoTempio's latest series follows her sweet, simple pattern of cat-focused cozy with uncomplicated characters who are broadly defined.”
"Dogged, fiercely independent, and with a brilliant eye for the telling detail, Michelle Malkin has now turned her formidable skills to the bright new dawn of the Obama era, and the ever-widening gulf between the hopey changey rhetoric and the murkier reality. Her riveting portrait of unsavory cronies parceling out the spoils of government is somewhat at odds with the impression you may have gained from the besotted Tiger Beat correspondents of the mainstream media. I will leave it to the reader to decide which view is more persuasive, but let s just say that, if more journalists were like Michelle Malkin, American newspapers might still have a future."
—Mark Steyn, author of the New York Times bestseller America Alone"
"Conventional wisdom on high-end immigration lies in ruins after Malkin and Miano have their say...fiery...provides an unblinking look at a fearsome enemy."
"Ben Shapiro is a warrior for conservatism, against those who use fear and intimidation to stifle honest debate. I’ve never known him to back down from a fight and, in Bullies, he shows us all exactly why that fight is necessary.”
—Glenn Beck, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Cowards
"Bullies will shock you with its point-by-point, fiery deconstruction of the left's strong-arm strategy for silencing conservatives. You don't know the left until you've read Bullies. And you won't be able to beat them unless you do."
—David Limbaugh, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Great Destroyer
—Ann Coulter, NYT bestselling author of Treason and Slander.
"A devastating investigation that rips the mask off the people who sold Obama to America--radical Hollywood. Eye-popping, exhaustively researched, and absolutely hilarious, Mattera's book muzzles the Hollywood liberals who stand ready to repackage a failed president to voters all over again. Powerful evidence for anyone committed to seeing Obama defeated in 2012."
—Mark Levin, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto
"Broken But Unbowed takes direct aim at the constitutional imbalances that exist in our system and identifies solutions to rein in the federal government. Taking on and overcoming insurmountable challenges is not new for Greg Abbott, and his plan to restore the Constitution is bold, compelling, and worth a read."
—Newt Gingrich, Former Speaker of the House
"The Constitution was created to guide and bind our country, to hold authorities to their duties and responsibilities, yet the Founders’ vision is being trampled upon by a federal government and judicial system run amok. Greg Abbott's Broken But Unbowed provides a refreshing look at how We the People can take back our government, and return power to where the Founders intended it to be.”
—Bill Bennett, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Virtues
“In the Arena is more than a memoir of service in a dangerous time for our country. It is also a call of a true patriot for all Americans to heed Roosevelt’s challenge and take up the task of restoring American exceptionalism before it is too late.”
—Karl Rove, New York Times bestselling author of Courage and Consequence
“Invoking the words of Teddy Roosevelt, Pete makes an important case for others to join him in the area by being good and engaged citizens. In the Arena is a must-read that underscores our collective responsibility to restore America’s role as an exceptional and indispensable global leader.”
—Senator John McCain (R-AZ)
"[A] fair-minded and thorough attempt to trace the long, jagged arc of the Nixons' marriage...highly intelligent and far more sophisticated than the decades' worth of quick takes...Swift's psychological paradigms serve him well."
—The New York Times
"[Swift] gives us among the most nuanced portraits of these two complex individuals that we have yet seen...for all biography buffs, presidential history buffs, and those who study profiles of marriage."
—Library Journal starred review
"The marriage of Richard and Pat Nixon undergoes sharp analysis by Swift...a nuanced portrait...a model of well-documented revisionist history."
—Kirkus starred review
"Never judgmental and not without humor, the [Hardings] intersperse their story with strategies and advice...this fascinating read transcends the Christian homeschool market. Written in an engaging and relaxed style, the book tells how all 12 Hardings have accomplished much, and their account is inspirational and uplifting."
"Motivated by their Christian faith and dissatisfaction with the lack of personal attention children receive in the classroom...the Hardings chose to homeschool their children -- all 10 of them. [T]he work ethic and family bonding are impressive, as are the children's career successes."
“One of the very best books to come out of the war in Iraq. A natural sequel to American Sniper and a powerful, rapid-fire look into the world of an operator. An instant classic that will be of enormous value to future warriors, scholars, and anyone who cares about our military and our veterans.”
—Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, bestselling author of On Killing
"The Last Punisher takes you right onto the battlefield and into the heart of the action. A rare glimpse into the mind of a Navy SEAL—you won't be able to put it down."
—Clint Emerson, New York Times bestselling author of 100 Deadly Skills
"[Lacz's] pungent, plain-spoken account has lots of butt-kicking and some tears, and serves to remind civilian readers again that war is another world...an unapologetic tribute to the habits and attitudes of the professional warriors of SEAL Team THREE...a late but worthy arrival to the Navy SEAL memoir genre."
"With her own experiences as guide, [Merissa] Alink demonstrates that some aspects of rural living translate to any situation...Alink brings a bit of [Laura Ingalls] Wilder's life into the present. This title will find a comfortable home in most library collections. Especially warranted where Wendy McClure's The Wilder Life has found popularity."
"Author and popular blogger Merissa A. Alink shows us how easy it is...A fabulous array of simple, wholesome and delicious recipes, both savory and sweet, rounds out this heartwarming guide to modern homesteading. Some household tips are timeless indeed."
—Bookpage Top Pick
"Butler speaks with both honesty and sincerity, often using his personal stories as a means to impart advice...many teens will be drawn to the conversational tone and the memorable pieces of advice. Butler’s fans are a natural draw, but newcomers might be pleasantly surprised as well."
"The best part about this book is every part. I literally cannot discriminate between all the four main issues in this book: each and every issue is as important as the other...motivating and inspiring."
—The Guardian Teen Review