Meet Sophie Torro
Sophie Torro is a young emerging Canadian author. To date, she has published nine fantasy adventure novels for the 7-to-14-year-old demographic, with many more to follow. She also created an educational children’s book series that is self-illustrated. Sophie is proud to be a contributing Travel Writer for TraveLife Magazine, one of North America’s largest travel magazines.
How did it all Start?
It was during a family vacation to San Francisco when 11-year-old Sophie fell in love with a small grey pigeon at Fisherman’s Wharf. He wasn’t as big as the others, and didn’t have all his talons on one foot, but he held his own hobbling around to get crumbs. Later that night, as she crossed the Golden Gate Bridge, Sophie’s adventure fantasy world of SkyTalons began to soar. During the flight home, she wrote down all of her ideas for the storyline, and created the dynamic characters that would live within her bird world.
In the fall of 2019, she published her first novel!
The SkyTalons series is sold internationally and has received 5-star ratings and is beloved by readers throughout the world.
SKYTALONS: CORNELIUS’ CURSE (Sept. '19),
SKYTALONS: SHADOWS WITHIN (Jan. '20),
SKYTALONS: KHAN’S CHAOS (May '20),
SKYTALONS: BREE’S BURDEN (Jan. '21).
SKYTALONS: LIGHT WITHIN (Feb. '22)
Additional SkyTalons books are in production.
Sophie's first self-illustrated children's book in her educational series Q&A Kids launched in April 2020.
Q&A KIDS: WHAT IS THE CORONAVIRUS? is available in French and English and is currently part of the grade 2 school curriculum in Honolulu, Hawaii. More books in the Q&A Kids series are in the works.
In 2020, Sophie created an epic adventure series about griffins, called Ghost of Lanturna. However, to better reflect the storyline, it was later changed to Griffin Quest. The first story arc includes two books:
GRIFFIN QUEST: THE SOLAR SIEGE (September 2020),
GRIFFIN QUEST: THE LUNAR LAIR (November 2020).
Additional books are planned for the series.
The Wolves of Elementa...
Sophie's newest series is about a mythical world of wolves:
THE WOLVES OF ELEMENTA: FROZEN SECRETS (May '21),
THE WOLVES OF ELEMENTA: ROYAL RIVALRY (Oct. '21),
THE WOLVES OF ELEMENTA: SHIFTING SANDS (to be released May '22).
Additional books are forthcoming in the series.
In the summer of 2020, TraveLife Magazine, the largest Canadian online travel publication and one of the largest in North America, invited then 16-year-old Sophie to become a contributing travel writer. To date, these are the articles published:
GREEK ODYSSEY (Sept. '20)
GRAND CANYON (Dec. '20)
CATHERINE PALACE, JEWEL IN RUSSIA'S CROWN (Mar. '21)
NO TIME TO SLEEP IN SLEEPY LITTLE SIGRI (Jun., '21)
Sophie was interviewed by Kobo Writing Life for their podcast that aired in January 2021. You can listen to it here. A promotional giveaway of a Kobo Nia was also promoted on her social media platforms.
Sophie is currently enrolled at the University of Calgary and is a member of the Writers' Guild of Alberta. When she isn’t writing or studying, you’ll find her creating video content for her 16.2K YouTube subscribers that follow her from all around the world.