Tarl Telford (1976—) was named after a character in a science fiction novel. From his earliest age he realized that he was destined to tell stories.

He is a novelist, poet, playwright, screenwriter, and technical writer. Inspired by such authors as C.S. Lewis, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, H.P. Lovecraft, and Louis L’Amour, at a young age he felt the call to adventure and began writing stories.

Tarl is the author of multiple screenplays, a goodly number of novels, several stage plays, a few short stories, and one really, really long poem.

He lives in Texas with his wife, two dogs, and a plethora of pencils, pens, crayons, maps, and stories.

Life in progress

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

Blogs I have been involved with:

Thoroughfare of Freedom

Hidden History of Oz

Tarl and Aimee

Past Honors Received

Finalist, Design the Games of 2020, sponsored by Gamasutra.

Graduated with Honors from Minnesota School of Business, Richfield, MN, June 2009

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