A true story, set in 1989, written in diary format … nineteen year old Natasha, obsessively in love with her former school teacher Miss Williams, struggles with her infatuations with women. Having sex with boys, she earns the condemnation of gay and straight worlds. Feeling too fat to deserve romantic involvement with another female, Natasha stops eating.
A coming out story and a love story, this book describes in detail Natasha’s clumsy attempts at heterosexuality, the obsessive clinging to unrequited love, her embracing of sexual harassment, and her dysfunctional relationship with body image and food.
Targeted Age Group: 18 to 30
Book Price: $2.99
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
I am writing from my own personal diaries rather than creating new stories. It’s a fascinating, embarrassing, exciting, cringeworthy, and humbling experience to live my life again through my work.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Don’t give up!
Memoir author Natasha Holme has been a prolific diarist since her teenage years. To date, the number of words she has written approximate 7,000,000, exceeding Samuel Pepys’s 2,000,000 and nineteenth century lesbian diarist Anne Lister’s 4,000,000 combined.
Before acquiring a computer, Natasha wrote her diaries in code, based on the ancient Greek alphabet, photographs of which can be seen on her website here: www.lesbian-crushes-and-bulimia.com/photographs-of-natasha-holmes-diaries/
Natasha is working on further books taken from her diaries, to include subjects such as living with a drug dealer, experimenting with drugs, wandering and sleeping rough, squatting, and unknowingly dating a transsexual woman.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I have written seven million words of diaries (that’s around seventy novels), and have always dreamt of publishing them one day.