1. Crafting female narratives from a male perspective with author Ciahnan Darrell Natasha Tynes 44:40

In my latest episode with writer and scholar Ciahnan Darrell we discuss into the complexities of creating a feminine experience when you are a male author.

In his novel, a Lifetime of Men, Ciahnan draws from his own upbringing amidst powerful women colors, as he intertwines personal stories with societal struggles on feminism and reproductive rights, inviting us to reflect on the intricate dance between personal agency and cultural forces.

As our discussion unfolds, we navigate the contentious terrain of minority representation in literature, considering the “own voices” movement and the heated debates it inspires.

Ciahnan imparts wisdom on the trials and tribulations of the publishing industry, from the pursuit of an agent to the intricacies of marketing, with a nod to the realities facing independent authors.

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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