1 hr 15 min

YBY ep 298: The magic of Natalie Grigson’s determination and imagination‪.‬ Yes But Why Podcast

    • Comedy

This week on Yes But Why, I chat with author, artist and facilitator, Natalie Grigson.

Natalie Grigson was born and raised in Austin, Texas. She is the author of seven books, including the bestselling Peter Able series. Natalie is a facilitator both in-person and online. She teaches connection-focused improv (in-person), creative writing (online), and art classes for both adults and teens (in-person). She has also been writing and editing professionally for the past decade.

Natalie is also my fiction writing teacher and she has been my writing coach for the past year on a YA novel that I am in the middle of. #accountability So I’ve known her for quite a while but we’ve never had such a long one-on-one talk. Get ready for a lot of silly. It was great to get to know Natalie in this way.

She tells me about how she got her literary agents and lots of good juicy advice for writers who want to publish their work right now. Natalie has some great insight on how to publish and promote your work.

Natalie tells me about her Peter Able series and all the magical fun involved with that story. And she also talks to me about her books for kids on mindfulness (“Just Call Me Is”) and body positivity (“Call Me Perfect”), which she wrote and illustrated herself! Natalie Grigson is such a multi-talented artist!

We talk about building a freelance career working as a copywriter, an editor, and a content producer. We get into quite a discussion about confidence versus stubborn determination when it comes to propelling yourself forward in your career. We finally get to bottom of why I believe Natalie spends all her leisure time on yachts in Lady Bird Lake.

To learn more about the amazing Natalie Grigson, go to www.NatalieGrigson.com.

If you are in Austin and you want to support Natalie, she will be teaching an in-person (outdoor Covid-cautious) level 1, six-week improv class coming up in a couple of weeks. It is like a level one improv class, but slightly more focused on connection. https://nataliegrigson.com/improv-classes/

If you are not in Austin and you want to support Natalie, feel free to hire her to write, edit, illustrate, or make art for you! Contact her here: https://nataliegrigson.com/contact/

To stay up to date on Natalie’s writing, art, and upcoming classes, follow her on Facebook or Instagram. To see Natalie retweet a dog photo every full moon, follow her on Twitter.


Yes But Why Podcast is a proud member of the HC Universal Network family of podcasts. Visit us at HCUniversalNetwork.com to join in on the fun. #YesButWhy #Podcast #HCUniversalNetwork

This episode of Yes But Why podcast is sponsored by audible - get your FREE audiobook download and your 30 day free trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/YESBUTWHY. Treat Yourself. Get Audible.

This episode of Yes But Why is also sponsored by PodcastCadet.com. Go to PodcastCadet.com to connect with us so we can help you with your podcast! Save money by putting in offer code YBY20 to get 20% off the first service or workshop you buy!


(production notes: recorded via ZOOM on 1/15/2022…posted on 1/17/2022)

This week on Yes But Why, I chat with author, artist and facilitator, Natalie Grigson.

Natalie Grigson was born and raised in Austin, Texas. She is the author of seven books, including the bestselling Peter Able series. Natalie is a facilitator both in-person and online. She teaches connection-focused improv (in-person), creative writing (online), and art classes for both adults and teens (in-person). She has also been writing and editing professionally for the past decade.

Natalie is also my fiction writing teacher and she has been my writing coach for the past year on a YA novel that I am in the middle of. #accountability So I’ve known her for quite a while but we’ve never had such a long one-on-one talk. Get ready for a lot of silly. It was great to get to know Natalie in this way.

She tells me about how she got her literary agents and lots of good juicy advice for writers who want to publish their work right now. Natalie has some great insight on how to publish and promote your work.

Natalie tells me about her Peter Able series and all the magical fun involved with that story. And she also talks to me about her books for kids on mindfulness (“Just Call Me Is”) and body positivity (“Call Me Perfect”), which she wrote and illustrated herself! Natalie Grigson is such a multi-talented artist!

We talk about building a freelance career working as a copywriter, an editor, and a content producer. We get into quite a discussion about confidence versus stubborn determination when it comes to propelling yourself forward in your career. We finally get to bottom of why I believe Natalie spends all her leisure time on yachts in Lady Bird Lake.

To learn more about the amazing Natalie Grigson, go to www.NatalieGrigson.com.

If you are in Austin and you want to support Natalie, she will be teaching an in-person (outdoor Covid-cautious) level 1, six-week improv class coming up in a couple of weeks. It is like a level one improv class, but slightly more focused on connection. https://nataliegrigson.com/improv-classes/

If you are not in Austin and you want to support Natalie, feel free to hire her to write, edit, illustrate, or make art for you! Contact her here: https://nataliegrigson.com/contact/

To stay up to date on Natalie’s writing, art, and upcoming classes, follow her on Facebook or Instagram. To see Natalie retweet a dog photo every full moon, follow her on Twitter.


Yes But Why Podcast is a proud member of the HC Universal Network family of podcasts. Visit us at HCUniversalNetwork.com to join in on the fun. #YesButWhy #Podcast #HCUniversalNetwork

This episode of Yes But Why podcast is sponsored by audible - get your FREE audiobook download and your 30 day free trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/YESBUTWHY. Treat Yourself. Get Audible.

This episode of Yes But Why is also sponsored by PodcastCadet.com. Go to PodcastCadet.com to connect with us so we can help you with your podcast! Save money by putting in offer code YBY20 to get 20% off the first service or workshop you buy!


(production notes: recorded via ZOOM on 1/15/2022…posted on 1/17/2022)

1 hr 15 min

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