Natasha Dennerstein was born to a family originating in Belarus. She worked as a psychiatric nurse for many years, which gave her an interesting perspective on the human condition. Natasha studied creative writing at Whitireia Polytechnic in New Zealand and went on to take her Masters in Creative Writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University. She also has an MFA from San Francisco State University. Natasha is interested in the things that humans have in common rather than the things that separate them. She is writing towards figuring out what it means to be a human being.