Natalie Zett has been a freelance journalist ever since her late teens, writing stories for magazines and newspapers, her favorite of which was the Park Bugle. She also taught writing in Minneapolis. Recently, Natalie became a family historian and became fascinated with the history of a tragic event that took the life of hundreds of Chicagoans, including her great aunt. Her research into her life and the event known as the Eastland Disaster grew into a full book. Natalie’s other interests include the occult and paranormal.