My name is David Tallerman, and I'm the author of the novel Giant Thief- described by Fantasy Faction as "one of the finest débuts of 2012" - and its sequel Crown Thief, both published through Angry Robot. I've also written around a hundred short stories, comic and film scripts, poems, and countless reviews and articles. Many of these have been released in one form or another, and others are on their way over the next few months. Not liking to be pinned down, my work ranges from comic fantasy to gruesome horror, from political science-fiction to tales about mechanically assisted grizzly bears battling Nazi dolphins on the moon.
I've been writing off and on since I was about six, drawing comparisons to Enid Blyton in those early days, but thankfully less so recently. And I've been writing pretty much flat out since around 2005, having realized I enjoy it a lot more than any of the other jobs I've tried my hand at.
Most of my remaining time is eaten up by my regular employment as an itinerant IT Technician, and whatever's left I spend reading books, watching films, hiking, drinking wine and renovating my house.
The photograph was taken in my current home county of West Yorkshire, half way up Ilkley Moor. The locals would no doubt be horrified by the fact that I went up there baht 'at.