Beautiful Landscape
Smiling young woman with long hair, sitting on a smooth rock, surrounded by hills.


I. L. Tanis

I am a writer who loves nature, history. archeology, fantasy, and art. My king is Jesus Christ and I strive to become more like Him. I currently live in the beautiful province of British Columbia, but who knows where I'll be off to next? I believe imagination is a powerful thing that can impact the world in countless ways, and learning how to use it is important.

My dreams are to publish at least one book, learn to speak Dutch, and one day get married, but above all, I am excited to see where and how God might use me for His glory.

Writing is done just about anywhere I find myself, usually listening to epic music and plotting! The world I have written out in my stories is something that has been building in my imagination since childhood. I taught myself to read before I was five, starting with the Beatrix Potter books, namely Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddleduck. From there, I devoured stories; reading them many times over and growing my imagination. As I reached my teen years, I went from reading to writing. At sixteen I began writing a six-book fantasy series which I finished two years later.

J. R. R. Tolkien's works, namely Silmarillion and the Lord of the Rings, are the influence and inspiration behind much of my writing style and world-building process.

I don't want to just make a book...

I want to make a world.