Code, Writer, Bard

“S.Tarr is a poetic fighter, a philosophical and spiritual igniter, a fantasy, adventure and sci-fi writer. A knight-errant on a quest to find beauty and wonder, love and purpose, vitality and rest. A freelance front-end coder exploring the vast frontier of the Web. A wandering pilgrim in search of the ultimate, the essence of life and the Revealer of All, the very best.”

Sean Anthony Tarr (born October 28, 1981) writes under the name S.Tarr, which to him symbolises a romantic view of his calling, and it also happens to be me. Having found a greater meaning to my name and to my voice, that of a celestial being that endowed with inherent greatness, I set off on my quest to uncover this greatness and to express my experiences of life, both in written word and in melodic sound.

I hail from the greater Cape Town area, South Africa, and I am a writer in every sense of the word. I wrote these very words that you are reading right now.

Apart from these words, I also write very short stories, known as poems, and longer stories, known as novels, and sometimes venture around in the middle and just writes short stories.

During the day I am a programmer, writing code and building interfaces for websites, and at night I composes electronic music under numerous virtual identities, sir nightowl, The X-Structure and, more recently, Soultrek, to name a few.

My first series of books, titled Thoughts Discovered, was published over a period of two years, with the fifth and final volume, Greater Things, published at the end of March 2015. The first volume in this five-volume series, Love, Adventure and Other Noble Quests, was first published in October 2013.

Thoughts Discovered is a collection of inspirational, imaginative and thought-provoking writing, written in a distinct poetic style, spanning across various themes such as love and adventure, wisdom and worldview, and beauty and wonder. The poems were inspired by everyday observations, mystical musings and reflections on the wonder of life, and were all written between 2006 and up until the publication of the final volume in 2014. My ultimate goal is to publish a single book, containing all five volumes, as I had initially planned to do when I first had the idea to publish Thoughts Discovered.

My other goals, for the near future, are to finish the many novels and short stories that I have been writing for the last few years, and that have taken up resides in my head, starting with my first Nanowrimo novel, All Roads Lead To Roam, a dystopian sci-fi adventure fantasy, and then the follow-up to that story, the following year’s Nanowrimo novel, Saga of South, a medieval fantasy. These books form part of a trilogy, with the last novel in the series still untitled and unknown, but all will be revealed during another frantic month of writing, aka Nanowrimo. I have also started another series of novels, tentatively titled Intergalactic Quest, which is the writing project that I am currently focusing on. It is is a space opera/epic, with Good set against Evil and the whole expanse of space and adventure in between.

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Before you leave why not say howdy, and let me know what you think of my works and my words, I’d be much obliged.



15 Years Front-End Development


20 Albums Released


5 Books Published


7 Countries Explored


3 Languages Learned
(English, Afrikaans, Japanese)