2021 Participant

Natli VanDerWerken loves Dragons. She has 30 that she collected while serving in the Navy as a meteorologist and anti-submarine warfare specialist. She is the multiple award-winning international author of the fantasy series - The Dragon’s Children. The series grew out of a fairytale Natli told her grandchildren one Christmas Eve. The main character in each novel is based on one of those grandchildren. Natli lives in Aurora, Colorado and is a native of the state. She has a Masters in Computer Information Systems, develops websites, and likes to show Shetland Sheepdogs and quilt in her mostly non-existent spare time.