My name is Natasha Bajema. I am a fiction writer, a national security expert and a professor.  While working full-time for the National Defense University, I am trying to become a published fiction writer. For more about me, please see my about author and gallery sections.

Nuclear Spin Cycle Blog

Last April, I decided to come out of the writing closet and announce to the world that I am a fiction writer. For my muse, I draw inspiration from my day job working as a senior research fellow and professor at the National Defense University. In recent posts, I have been reflecting on what it takes to be a writer in A Writer’s Life and A Modern Writer’s Journey. In September, I began an experiment to crowdsource fiction and started a second novel.

In my blog, you can read more about my journey from a national security expert to a fiction writer as well as some of my draft fiction.


Fiction Novels

I am currently writing two fiction novels. The Nuclear Conspiracy is a political thriller in which Dr. Morgan Shaw, a newly minted PhD and professor at the National War College, finds herself unwittingly entangled in a conspiracy to overthrow the U.S. government.

 The Bionic Bug takes place in Washington D.C. in the year 2020. Lara Kingsley, a private detective, and her brilliant side kick, Vikrama Abhay, Georgetown law student and computer whiz, race to unravel the strange mystery of her friend’s sudden death before it’s too late.

Education Resources

As a professor passionate about teaching about weapons of mass destruction, I have started to develop education resources including a Technical Series on WMD Issues and a Film and WMD Series. In the near future, I will be uploading resources and an online course about the Game of Interdiction.

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The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of the National Defense University, the Department of Defense or the U.S. Government.