Hi! I'm Talia
Jesmalestiel is the username that I hide behind when I’m writing fanfiction. I’m a poet, a writer, a reader, a translator, a podcaster, a cosplayer, and above all a creative who likes their feminism intersectional and their entertainment diverse.
I’m a co-host and the executive producer of The Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey Podcast, a Doctor Who rewatch and recap podcast. I’m also chief officer of everything at Into the Archives, a fanfiction podcast which is currently on hiatus.
My goal is to spark passion in the hearts of their readers and foster human connection through the written word, making the world a better place through their writing.
As active and critical participant in the Doctor Who, Marvel, and Percy Jackson fandoms and a past participant in the Harry Potter fandom, I’ve written multiple critical fandom articles for different outlets and appeared on several podcasts. Additionally, my original poetry, prose, and translations as well as my nonfiction writing and book reviews have appeared in a variety of print and online publications.
When not reading, writing, podcasting, or translating, I enjoy hiking, swimming, meditation, spending time with friends and family, indexing my personal library, and trying to find more time in my schedule to read.
I don’t use Twitter very often, but I do like instagram, and you can find me talking about fanfiction on my @jesmalestiel account, and if you want to check out my cosplays as well as the general nonsense I get up to you can find me on Instagram, Twitter, and Threads as @Talia_Franks and on TikTok as @taliafranks.