About W.T. Eagle
Updated: Apr 3, 2021
Born in the year 2000, on the eastern coast of Australia, W.T. Eagle has grown up surrounded by the horizon between the natural world, and the one built by human kind. As such, she has an unrivalled passion for nature and wildlife, and is renowned by close friends and family for her particular love of birds; a borderline obsession that may be the result of one too many David Attenborough documentaries.
She's also quite fond of all things art (unless it's 'contemporary', but that's a rant for another day...) and has been sketching, painting, carving, and generally creating things since she was old enough to hold a pencil. This love for nature and art - and not to mention a conveniently timed exhibition on native bees - is what led her down her current path, studying a Bachelor of Natural History Illustration at her local University. Here, she's learning how to capture the beauty and anatomically correct intricacies of the natural world on paper, and trying to carve a name for herself as a natural history illustrator.
But illustration and other visual arts aren't her only outlet for creativity. Eagle has always held a love for books, even if that love can sometimes be a bit selective, and she's been trying her hand at writing her own stories since primary school. Some of her favourite books include Virals by Kathy and Brandon Reichs; The Medoran Chronicles by Lynette Noni; The Aurora Cycle by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff; and The Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger. Even though she writes in a range of genres, these books and their authors have been major sources of inspiration in developing her own writing style, driving her to take this hobby more seriously.
As such, she's moved on from writing stories that she declares will never ever see the light of day, to writing stories that she's comfortable sharing with others, and even possibly dare to consider actual novels! Writing has become a great passion of hers, and she's endeavored to make a profession out of it. Her soon-to-be debut novel, Legacy, is more than just a story to her, it's a childhood dream come true, and she very much looks forward to sharing it!
When she's not writing or illustrating (as scarce as these moments are) Eagle spends her time being forced into social situations with her friends, or relaxing at home with her family - including her supportive parents, twin sister, and the beloved and adoring family cat. No household is truly complete without a cat, she claims, though she may or may not be biased.
(A little glimpse of the beloved family cat/feline goddess who graces Eagle's family with her almighty presence)