Monthly Archives: August 2015

Distant Worlds – Welcomes Gillian O’Rourke!

Oh look Sophie E Tallis interviews me! Thank you Sophie, for having me on your blog, even if i was a little bit late!

Sophie E Tallis - Author/Illustrator

This is the seventh post of a brand new blog series, as I dip my toes into the mysterious waters of author interviews.

Having watched so many fantastic interviewers (Tricia Drammeh and her Authors to Watch, AFE Smith (see below), Katrina Jack and her New Authors section and Susan Finlay’sMeet the Author to name a few of the best – please check out their wonderful blogs), I’ve always been a little reluctant to throw my hat into the ring…but here goes!

One of my all-time favourite worldbuilding PC games, is Sid Meier’s ‘Alpha Centauri’. So, in homage to that (and a shameless rip off of BBC Radio 4’s ‘Desert Island Discs’ and AFE Smith’s brilliant blog series Barren Island Books), here is my own author interview series – Distant Worlds.

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To kick off the Distant Worldsstrand, over the next few weeks I will be focusing…

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The Great Grimbold Discount Weekend Continues – Interview with Sophie E Tallis

Joanne Hall interviews the charming Sophie E Tallis as part of the Great Grimbold Sale weekend!

Joanne Hall

Today, as part of the Great Grimbold discount weekend, I’m very happy to welcome my fellow Kristell Ink author Sophie E Tallis to Making Things Up For A Living. Sophie’s novel White Mountain was published in December, and she’s agreed to submit to some gentle questioning on here. Hello Sophie!

Could you please tell us a little bit about yourself?
I’m a writer, illustrator, insomniac and artist and a bit of a nerd – that may be an understatement. I’m a fantasy/sci-fi geek and ex-teacher who got paroled after sixteen years and I now work in a library. I’ve always written and illustrated stories, have a thirst for learning and have far too many interests and never enough time. I’ve lived in a few places but have now settled, sort of, in the wilds of Gloucestershire off a lane with no name, with my family and four huge white wolves…

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Distant Worlds – Welcomes C.N. Lesley!

Sophie interviews the wonderful C.N Lesley!

Sophie E Tallis - Author/Illustrator

This is the fourth post of a brand new blog series, as I dip my toes into the mysterious waters of author interviews.

Having watched so many fantastic interviewers (Tricia Drammeh and her Authors to Watch, AFE Smith (see below), Katrina Jack and her New Authors section and Susan Finlay’sMeet the Author to name a few of the best – please check out their wonderful blogs), I’ve always been a little reluctant to throw my hat into the ring…but here goes!

One of my all-time favourite worldbuilding PC games, is Sid Meier’s ‘Alpha Centauri’. So, in homage to that (and a shameless rip off of BBC Radio 4’s ‘Desert Island Discs’ and AFE Smith’s brilliant blog series Barren Island Books), here is my own author interview series – Distant Worlds.

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To kick off the Distant Worldsstrand, over the next few weeks I will be focusing…

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