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Tarl Telford (1976- ) learned early that doing things the hard way is always the most educational. Born to a family that loved books, he grew up on paperback editions of Asimov, Bradbury, Piers Anthony and Louis L'Amour. A love for story and a keen eye for detail drew him to writing starting from an early age.
Tarl works as a technical writer, taking the words of others, discovering overall meaning, then weaving them into a clearly understandable finished product.
He annotated The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and discovered many stories that required this type of technical analysis to complete. This project became the genesis of The Hidden History of Oz saga.
He is a student of history and a proponent of freedom and individual responsibility. These themes resonate in all his works.
The Hidden History of Oz, Book One: The Witch Queens, is his first published novel.
Tarl keeps a dream journal, which he adds to daily. He lives in Texas with his red-haired wife.

Life in progress

Life is consistently moving forward. Here are some things I do with my time right now.

Blogs I am involved with:

Past Honors Received

Finalist, Design the Games of 2020, sponsored by Gamasutra.
Graduated with Honors from Minnesota School of Business, Richfield, MN, June 2009

Random Junk Drawer

My devianart account is WhaleOfATale. Why Whale of A Tale?

Creative Inspiration

Good Books

A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L'Engle
Perelandra, by C.S. Lewis
That Hideous Strength, by C.S. Lewis
Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card
Ender's Shadow, by Orson Scott Card
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum

Favorite Movies

The Incredibles
Meet the Robinsons
The Dark Crystal
Big Trouble in Little China
The Emperor's New Groove
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Fuller Brush Man

Favorite Artists

Iain McCaig
Drew Struzan
Charles Dana Gibson
Alphonse Mucha
Don Bluth
Gil Elvgren