Hello! I write both fiction and non-fiction, drawing deeply on research and indulging my love of folklore and music in the process.
On this website, you can find more about me and my writing; Mossley Writers, the writing group I facilitate in Mossley, Greater Manchester; and information about the media relations I deliver for some of my favourite artists. I've also included the highlights of the live music and spoken word night that I used to co-ordinate in the centre of Manchester, too, just because it was a lovely three years of life that I wouldn't want to forget. And you never know, you might find it interesting, too.
I'm the proud recipient of the Arvon Award at the 2017 Northern Writers' Awards. You can read more about that here.
I'm also a senior writer for Story Terrace, where anyone can work with a professional writer to pen their own stories. Check out my profile here.
You can also click on the links below to read more about my two books, or feel free to get in touch via Twitter (@sophparkes) or sophie at sophieparkes dot co dot uk – it'd be lovely to hear from you.
'Working with her has been an absolute pleasure. She:
- Showed great tenacity in securing interviews with various musicians, such as Billy Bragg.
- Was happy to finish the manuscript ahead of schedule allowing us to publish early.
- Produced a manuscript that was of a high standard and an easy edit.
- Was creative, enthusiastic, helpful and professional.
This was her first book, yet she behaved like a seasoned author.' Phil Godsell, Soundcheck Books.