Sophie Tanner, 38, grew up in the beautiful countryside of Dorset then studied English and Theatre in London. In her twenties she developed a career in digital marketing and also explored the world, mainly Africa and Central America. By the time she turned thirty she was firmly settled in Brighton, attracted to its relaxed and open-minded spirit. She now lives with her bumptious Labrador in a little flat next to the beach, working as a freelance writer and PR. Sophie loves being outdoors, surrounded by nature, she's also eternally curious about human behaviour and has a strong interest in literature, music, film and theatre. Her first novel is a cheeky, light-heartedly subversive tale about a woman who decides to marry herself. In a case of life imitating art, Sophie married herself in a performance at Brighton Fringe festival during May 2015. The ceremony was well-received and aimed to encourage a cultural mind shift; empowering other people to accept and celebrate themselves.