ABOUT ME

 

Hi, I'm Natali Drake.

Since 1999 I have specialised in all aspects of marketing, writing and creative promotions for clients in London, the south of Spain, The Netherlands and Australia. I've worked both within the marketing departments of established brands (including five star hotels The Savoy and Claridge's) and headed teams at London agencies where I managed international promotional campaigns for clients including HSBC, McVities, Budweiser and Nike. I have written for in-house publications for clients such as the Metropolitan Police and Shell, and have worked on the ad production of various Hearst Magazines including Cosmopolitan, Esquire and Harpers & Queen.

I studied at the Chartered Institute of Marketing and have qualifications in Psychotherapy and Feature Writing from City University. As a freelance writer I have written for the UK newspaper The Independent, as well as for international magazines websites Scary Mommy, Blunt Moms and Selfish Mother...who included two of my articles in their The Mother Book. I am Co-founder of online women's magazine The Glass House Girls and also Writer and Editor of ClickTheC.com, Spain's coolest lifestyle photography site.

Fluent in both Spanish and English, I am now based in The Netherlands where I lecture, write and manage branding projects for lifestyle-centric businesses.

In April 2016 my romance fantasy series for young adults was signed by Accent Press on a three book deal. My first book 'The Path Keeper' (written under my pen name N.J.Simmonds) is available to pre-order worldwide and on sale in February 2017.

For more information on what I can offer you and your small business please take a look at the rest of this site. For more information about my novels and fiction writing journey please visit my Author Page. Well, that's enough about me...now tell me more about you!