TTLG Author/Illustrator Profiles

Angie Sage

Angie Sage

Angie Sage grew up in the Thames Valley, London and Kent. She went to Art School in Leicester where she studied Graphic Design and Illustration. After college she started illustrating books and then progressed to writing, first toddler books, later chapter books and now, Septimus Heap. She lives overlooking a creek in Cornwall and loves sailing her boat, Muriel and all things to do with the sea. She has two grown up daughters.

Angie Sage has this to say about herself:

“I was born in London and grew up in the Thames Valley, London and Kent. As a child I loved reading and would often escape to the orchards at the back of the house with a book. I particularly liked E. Nesbit's and Elizabeth Gouge's books. My father worked in publishing and would bring back wonderful 'dummy' books, beautifully bound with blank pages which I would fill with pictures and stories. I have written about a dozen books for younger readers and illustrated quite a few too, but Septimus Heap is my first novel. I have two daughters, Laurie and Lois, who are grown up now, but still give me lots of ideas. I am lucky enough to live by a creek now, and be able to watch the oyster boats passing to and fro. I love living in Cornwall which is itself a Magykal place where I feel almost anything can happen.”