About the Author

Nataly Restokian was born and raised in Lebanon. She is the granddaughter of survivors of the Armenian genocide. She renounced her entire life fourteen years ago, when she remarried to follow her heart, and relocate to Canada.

Restokian has nearly two decades of experience in journalism and television, including roles as an actress, host of live television shows, and radio host in Lebanese and Arabic society. She eventually ascended the ranks, encountering the unimaginable until she gave it all up for the chance at happiness and true love. Through Anna, the protagonist, she reveals the taboos and stories that unfold behind closed doors, the hidden traps found within the glamorous circles of fame and fortune.

Through Masks, she exposed the entertainment industry’s flaws and uncensored reality.

Nataly Restokian is the first female public figure from Lebanon and the Arab world to defy cultural norms by publishing the English novel Masks in the West, which received two international awards. She brings to light the reality of how women, particularly celebrities in the entertainment industry, are treated.

“The public has no idea what successful women go through and how much they have to give up,” she explained.

Restokian has signed an exclusive deal with ACX AMAZON for the Masks audiobook, narrated by Nicole Rene, a well-known American narrator.

Before joining the television industry, she was previously a math and English teacher.

Before moving to Canada, she worked as a marketing manager for three different economic Arabic magazines before embarking on an 18-year career as a journalist, actress, and host of a live television show.

Additionally, she holds a degree in Health and Nursing from CDI, QC, Canada.

Restokian is now a multi-award-winning Canadian author. She was a Toastmaster and motivational speaker with Toastmasters Laval Achievers. She is a bible believing Christian, and She is actively working on her second novel.

After graduating from Canada Coach Academy, Nataly Restokian earned a certified diploma as an ACSTH/CCA life and wellness coach through the ICF program.

Nataly Restokian also served on the jury for Canada’s 2020 Fastide Short Literary Contest Awards.

She earned a diploma in The Arts & Science of Relationships; Understanding Human Needs from the University of Toronto.

Nataly Restokian earned a certificate in AESTHINT15; Rhetoric; The Art of Persuasive Writing and Public Speaking from Harvard University.

As a life coach, Nataly Restokian assists women in their marriage relationships. Her objective is to assist married women in developing genuine, meaningful relationships with their husbands.

Her experiences and solutions for conquering her most challenging difficulties highlight her dedication to assisting married women.

She feels that if she had a superstitious relationship with her spouse and an unhappy marriage, she would be incapable of coaching and understanding married women.

Restokian is ranked as one of QC., Canada’s Top 15 coaches for 2021 by Influence Digest.

5 Stars by Anahit Arustamyan

Nataly Restokian is a very talented novelist. I think you should read this brilliant work of literature.
Masks is one of the best books I have ever read.

The famous spiritual and philosophical Armenian poetess Anahit Arustamyan.  the author of “The Queen Of Metaphors”, “My Intoxicated Ink”, “The Phantom’s Dolphin”& “The Canvas Of My Soul”

Her creative works are published in many poetry anthologies and magazines both online and in print. Armenia, Yerevan.

NATALY RESTOKIAN
5
2019-01-21T03:50:23+00:00

The famous spiritual and philosophical Armenian poetess Anahit Arustamyan.  the author of “The Queen Of Metaphors”, “My Intoxicated Ink”, “The Phantom’s Dolphin”& “The Canvas Of My Soul”

Her creative works are published in many poetry anthologies and magazines both online and in print. Armenia, Yerevan.

Nataly Restokian is a very talented novelist. I think you should read this brilliant work of literature. Masks is one of the best books I have ever read.

5 star review by Lyn Hancock

"Readers will discover for themselves how much of this novel is fiction and how much is fact. The ending is both expected and unexpected."

Lyn Hancock; A Canadian Australian Author, Lecturer, Photographer, Adventurer.

NATALY RESTOKIAN
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2018-08-09T16:09:34+00:00

Lyn Hancock; A Canadian Australian Author, Lecturer, Photographer, Adventurer.

"Readers will discover for themselves how much of this novel is fiction and how much is fact. The ending is both expected and unexpected."

Midwest Book Review – Oregon, USA.

“Masks” is a compelling read and one that is an especially and unreservedly recommended addition to community library Contemporary General Fiction collections.

Midwest Book Review – Oregon, USA

NATALY RESTOKIAN
5
2018-08-22T18:42:19+00:00

Midwest Book Review – Oregon, USA

“Masks” is a compelling read and one that is an especially and unreservedly recommended addition to community library Contemporary General Fiction collections.

Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers’ Favorite

Nataly Restokian is an author who knows how to build emotional tension, developing a protagonist whose journey allows readers to understand the world she comes from.

Divine Zape

NATALY RESTOKIAN
5
2018-07-03T16:59:08+00:00

Divine Zape

Nataly Restokian is an author who knows how to build emotional tension, developing a protagonist whose journey allows readers to understand the world she comes from.

The events of Masks appear clear in the mind as if one is watching a film.

If you have not read Masks, you should read it, and if you have read it, you should make sure to read it again.

Bob DCosta

NATALY RESTOKIAN
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2018-06-04T14:11:13+00:00

Bob DCosta

If you have not read Masks, you should read it, and if you have read it, you should make sure to read it again.

A Salacious Love Story

"It casts the region and culture in a different light, one that is not a hot spot for terror but instead brings forth the spirit of resilience."

Thomas Anderson

NATALY RESTOKIAN
4
2018-06-02T12:48:57+00:00

Thomas Anderson

"It casts the region and culture in a different light, one that is not a hot spot for terror but instead brings forth the spirit of resilience."

Should people wear masks?

"She showed courage and confidence in achieving success, and I was fascinated when she takes herself from it showing a lot of courage seeking more in life which aren’t material vanities."

Bruce Miller

NATALY RESTOKIAN
5
2018-06-02T12:53:43+00:00

Bruce Miller

"She showed courage and confidence in achieving success, and I was fascinated when she takes herself from it showing a lot of courage seeking more in life which aren’t material vanities."

Review by Dr.Thomas L. Law III

"In this Era of the #Me Too Movement the reader will find ample evidence of how men exert power over women within their realm of influence.”

Dr.Thomas L. Law III

NATALY RESTOKIAN
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2018-11-03T23:28:12+00:00

Dr.Thomas L. Law III

"In this Era of the #Me Too Movement the reader will find ample evidence of how men exert power over women within their realm of influence.”

OnlineBookClub.org 3 out of 4 stars

"The author has brilliantly developed the characters of the story. Every new character adds flesh to the story."

OnlineBookClub.org

NATALY RESTOKIAN
4
2018-07-05T23:38:28+00:00

OnlineBookClub.org

"The author has brilliantly developed the characters of the story. Every new character adds flesh to the story."

5-Star Review by Ray Simmons

"When I got a chance to read Masks by Nataly Restokian, I jumped at the chance to read it. You should jump at the chance to read it too. It is a great book and a powerful story."

Ray Simmons

NATALY RESTOKIAN
5
2018-08-28T15:34:50+00:00

Ray Simmons

"When I got a chance to read Masks by Nataly Restokian, I jumped at the chance to read it. You should jump at the chance to read it too. It is a great book and a powerful story."
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