A Bristol born gal, I grew up in a sleepy village, dreaming of dragons and wild adventures. I haven't grown up much and sincerely hope I never do. I live in the Cotswolds with my family, four enormous white wolves and a load of wild ducks who basically run the place! I'm a full-time teacher and have been deadening young minds...ahem...I mean inspiring young children for the past 16 years.
I'm a painter, artist and illustrator and have a BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art, photography and sculpture. But, my first passion has always been for writing stories and poetry, which I've done since I was a child.
Although I primarily write epic fantasy, I enjoy most genres and love science-fiction, classics and contemporary literary fiction. I'm a sucker for any good story.
Check out my Blog: http://sophieetallis.wordpress.com/
or my FB Book Page: http://www.facebook.com/FantasyEpic
I look forward to seeing you!
Despite reading Tolkien over 20yrs ago, I still love him but my favourite writers are Gemmell, Feist, Lawrence, G.R.R. Martin, H.P.Lovecraft and Joseph Conrad. I love travelling when I get the chance and have a profound love of natural landscapes, particularly N.Z (where I spent 4 months) and Dartmoor, which I find very inspiring. I enjoy stargazing, playing chess and buying more bookcases for my growing library!
An avid film buff, I'm also passionate about nature conservation. I'd describe myself as a lover of wild places and the written word. Interests? Writing, painting, ancient history, anthropology, african and asian mythology, natural history, archaeology, astronomy, geology, world geography, paleolithic civilisations, art history, photography etc...
My debut novel, White Mountain - Book 1 of The Darkling Chronicles, an epic fantasy for children aged 10yrs+ to adult, was published 1st December 2014 to great reviews and high sales. I'm currently writing the sequel.
- JoinedMarch 25, 2013