about me

Natalie lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She likes listening to bluegrass music, collecting old books, and exploring quirky mountain towns with her dog, Biscuit. A Snicker of Magic is her first novel. 

But, just between us: 
When I was little, I packed my lunchbox full of books, grabbed my favorite pillow, and settled into my closet for a long nap. I fell asleep confident I would wake up in Narnia. 

My plan never worked. (At least it hasn’t worked yet.) But stories still make my heart spin. For as long as I’ve been able to daydream, I’ve wanted to be a writer. I studied journalism in college, and wrote a bit of non-fiction and freelance, but fiction has always been my first love. I'm thrilled that Scholastic will publish my first novel, A Snicker of Magic, on February 25, 2014. This is such a dream come true. I couldn't be more excited!

I live in a quirky city tucked deep into the mountains. I write, and daydream, in a little blue house surrounded by rosebushes and midnight birds. My dog, Biscuit, hears all of my stories first. So far, she hasn’t complained.

Thanks for stopping by to spin along with me.    

(And if you find a quick route to Narnia, do let me know.) 


Interview on Rebecca Dunn's blog Sturdy for Common Things

There's a Lion in My Closet: 
A Guest Post for The Nerdy Book Club

Interview with KidsReads.com

Just Enough to Change Everything: 
An Interview with Educator Beth Shaum 

Q&A Session with Sara Grochowski at The Hiding Spot

In the Middle:
Part of a Q&A Series for Middle Grade Writers with author Heidi Shulz

Yearbook Profile: 
An interview with author Virginia Boecker for the Freshman 15s Blog

Interview with Natalie Aguirre of Literary Rambles

a few(ish) of my favorite things:
the avett brothers, black ink, bluegrass music, cardigans, city skylines, starry skies, freckles, peanut butter m&m's, bar method (to offset the m&m consumption), josh ritter's "the curse," BBC's Sherlock, violets, sparrows, Psalm 139, garden & gun, "annabel lee" by edgar allan poe, old farmhouses, Portland Studios "Ruin of the Beast," rainy days, coffee (especially on rainy days), bright red lipstick, tacky Christmas decorations, tattoos, Carole King's "Tapestry" album, london, lulie wallace paintings, journals with no lines, love with no limits, movies that make me laugh and cry, books that break my heart (in a good way), Biscuit (the wonderdog) and this quote: 

"It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well have not lived at all. In which case, you fail by default." - JK Rowling