parkes_sophieSophie has contributed to the music press since she was 15 years old. She specialises in folk and traditional music news, reviews and interviews, and published her first book Wayward Daughter, the official biography of folk musician Eliza Carthy MBE, with Soundcheck Books in 2012.

From Light To Dark, her ghostwritten autobiography of blind endurance athlete and charity fundraiser Dave Heeley, was published by Pitch Publishing in 2016.