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Balancing comedy, writing, and business with Kristen Van Nest

  1. Balancing comedy, writing, and business with Kristen Van Nest Natasha Tynes 42:56

Kristen Van Nest, an author, actor, and comedian, joins us to recount the lessons learned while navigating this tumultuous yet exhilarating journey.

From the conservative confines of her upbringing to globetrotting adventures, Kristen's story is a testament to the fearless pursuit of personal and professional fulfillment, detailed humorously in her memoir Where to Nest.

In a world that often equates success with a linear career path, Kristen's narrative shatters the mold, proving that the road less traveled can make all the difference. She discusses the significance of family support and the courage needed to leap into the unknown. 

Balancing a successful copywriting business with her comedic and writing pursuits, Kristen embodies the poise and Resilience of someone who truly understands the art of the hustle. 

Throughout our conversation, Kristen tackles the gritty realities of memoir writing, the intricacies of book marketing, and the hurdles of managing an Airbnb venture with unyielding humor and insight. 

Don't miss this fun, enlightening episode.

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I’m a Jordanian-American author and communications professional based in Washington, DC. I run my own digital media agency, Suburban Media Group, where I advise clients on the best digital media practices for their brand. I have over twenty years of experience working as a journalist, writer, and social media manager.

I’m a regular contributor to a number of publications inside and outside the United States. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, Nature Magazine, Elle Magazine, The Post, Esquire magazine, and Aljazeera, among others.

I have appeared on several TV programs, including Larry King Live, PBS’s Foreign Exchange, Paula Zahn show, CBS’s Morning Show, Scarborough Country, BBC’s Up all night, among others.

I host the podcast, Read and Write with Natasha, where I chat with authors, publishers, and book marketers around the world.

I’m the author of the speculative literary novel They Called Me Wyatt. My short stories have appeared in Geometry, The Timerbline Review, The Markez Review, and Fjords. Here is a link to some of my published work. For media inquiries, speaking engagements, and other questions, send an Email to: natasha@natashatynes.com

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