|Nathalie M.L. Römer
Nathalie Marie-Louise Römer (born January 9, 1969) is a British expat who set up home in Sweden where she primarily writes fantasy, science fiction and romance novels, novellas and short stories, as well as non-fiction as N. Lee. To date she has penned eight novels, a half dozen short stories and a non-fiction memoir. She writes erotica as Liz Crowe, a nom-de-plume dating back to her secret fanfic days in the mid-1990s and which she decided to re-adopt for this part of her career.
Nathalie was born in Leiden, Netherlands in 1969, and is the eldest child of Siegfried E. Römer, a legal expert and lawyer, and Jennifer M. Römer (née Bates), a personnel manager. Her parents met in Denmark in the 1960s, and married in August 1968.
Nathalie has one surviving sister, Peggy, who has studied costume design and has since established a career in hospitality management. Her other sister Deborah passed away from complications of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Type 1 Diabetes.
Nathalie primarily writes under her birth name that she lists on her books as Nathalie M.L. Römer. Her name used for non-fiction is partially a nod towards her grandmother's maiden name. The initial is from Nathalie's first name.
Nathalie M.L. Römer is the name by which she does her work running her company Emerentsia Publication, which she co-owns with her partner B. Anders Davidson, also an author since 2018.
Life and Career
Nathalie's life begins almost like a story. She hails from two families who both taught her that you achieve through hard work, which resulted in her career as an author. Her late maternal grandmother was a school cook until she retired, and she was fiercely independent (something Nathalie is as well) and she worked for the British Girl Guides for many decades.
She was reminded of her own goals in life when at her grandmother's funeral it was states that her grandmother was a strong and independent person, and this set a plan into action to be similar with her writing career.
Nathalie's late paternal grandfather was (and still is) her "rock" and she always looked up to him, and always listened to his advice. One of the most vivid things she remembers is a conversation where he said "she should always strive to be a strong, loyal and caring person."
Because of him, loyalty and friendship are important to Nathalie, and it's also a common theme in her stories. Her grandfather proves that if you set out to achieve a goal it is always possible to reach it when he because the first person of colour to serve on an all-white board of directors for Shell, based on Curaçao, in the mid-20th century. He worked later for the United Nations.
Additional people to influence Nathalie are her great-aunt (sister of her maternal grandmother) and her spouse. He was referred to by Nathalie as "Uncle John" even if not really an uncle. She was "Auntie Vera." They had a career as police officers in Britain, and she was one of the first female police officers in a senior role. The also worked as guards for HRH Queen Elizabeth II's train, and they "met and greeted" the Queen during their careers.
During childhood, Nathalie lived in Amsterdam, and later moved to Curaçao, where her father comes from. As an adult she moved to Britain where she lived until 2015 when she moved to Sweden to live with her partner, Anders. As a child, she was an avid reader of books and was (and still is) very interested in art. She was encouraged by a teacher to pursue an artistic career.
She was initially raised as a Roman Catholic, and was baptised in the mid-1980s in this faith, however privately began to pursue a belief as a Wiccan from around 1983. She still pursues this Pagan faith to present day.
The influence on Nathalie's writing comes from reading primarily fantasy and science fiction books in childhood, primarily being influenced by authors such as Isaac Asimov, J.R.R. Tolkien, Jules Vernes and a few other similar authors, as well as reading her father's collection of Georges Simenon books.
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