We Look Forward To Interviewing Tarn On Thursday 21st November during the breakfast radio show & during the best of UK Talk Radio on Sunday 24th from midday..
FROM HAUNTED HOUSES TO EPIC BOOKS
I was born in Bristol in 1972 and quite early on developed an unhealthy
interest in ghosts, ghouls and things that go bump in the night. When
seven, my family and I moved to a remote seventeenth century farmhouse
near Taunton, Somerset, rumoured to be haunted by the ghost of a little
At the age of eight, my class teacher, Mrs Jones, read my class The
Hobbit. I can still remember the moment very clearly. I’d never known,
let alone heard, anything like it. The language, the scenes, the
characters, they all seemed to talk to me. I knew exactly what Tolkien
was trying to say, as if I too inhabited his world. It was as if a light
had gone on in my head. I knew after that what it was I wanted to do
with my life. Write stories.
Growing up on a diet of Tolkien, David Eddings and 2000AD comics, I
attended art college, spending most of the year writing when I should
have been drawing. I’ve rarely stopped writing since.
In 2014, I was offered a three book deal with Duckworth Overlook and,
when rights returned to me in 2018, was delighted to sign to RedDoor
Books to repackage and republish the series in its entirety.