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Fiona Ingram
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Attended University of Natal, Durban (B.A + Hons.); University of the Witwatersrand (M.A cum laude)
Lives in Johannesburg, South Africa
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I agree! Chickens can add and subtract, and understand the concept that although they may not see something, it still exists after they have seen it for the first time.
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Have you seen Poppy's adorable #Powtoon  book video? #books   #animalrescue   #fiji  
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With so many books now published on Amazon in particular, the competition to attract book buyers is fierce. While there are countless sources of advice and marketing tricks on how to sell e-books and books, the most important factors of all are to have a good product and to attract positive ...
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Sometimes in a story you need to convey information to the main character or to the reader that your main character would not be privy to. This is often done by switching the point of view character. There are times when t...
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10 Reasons Why You Should Interview Your Fellow Fiction Authors by Jason Kong offers ten reasons why fiction authors should really consider interviewing their fellow fiction authors.
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Adventure books taken from Tales, Legends, and Mythology in Ancient and Medieval times for Middle Grade readers, YA readers, Young-at-Heart readers.
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Learn 3 solid ideas to market children's books. Children are not the same as adults...learn how to think like a child in your book marketing efforts!
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How to Find a literary agent! #writingtips  
A step-by-step guide to finding literary agents, plus how to select the right agent for you and your work.
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Education
  • University of Natal, Durban (B.A + Hons.); University of the Witwatersrand (M.A cum laude)
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Tagline
A children's author but I also write other stuff.
Introduction
I can’t remember NOT having a book in my hand. My schoolmates called me a bookworm, and nothing’s changed since then. I was brought up on the children’s classics because my parents are also avid readers. My earliest story-telling talents came to the fore when, from the age of ten, I entertained my three younger brothers and their friends with serialized tales of children undertaking dangerous and exciting exploits, which they survived through courage and ingenuity (of course!).

After three university degrees and a sojourn studying drama in London (The Drama Studio) and mime in Paris (Ecole Jacques le Coq), I returned to South Africa and spent a few years teaching drama, and producing and performing in local community theatre. A move to Johannesburg took me in the direction of writing. The Secret of the Sacred Scarab is my first children's book, and the first in the middle-grade adventure series The Chronicles of the Stone. I have also completed the second book in the series: The Search for the Stone of Excalibur. I have just completed Book Three: The Temple of the Crystal Time-Keeper (set in Central America). I also write animal rescue stories to raise funds for various animal rescue organisations. Please visit http://caladriusbooks.com.
Bragging rights
I have (to my great surprise) received several awards and nominations for my first book. You can read about them on my author site.
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Children's Author
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Writing, editing, book reviews
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  • Self
    Children's Author, present
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Currently
Johannesburg, South Africa
Previously
Durban, South Africa - London (UK), Paris (France), San Diego (USA)
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It's a Dog's Life...
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I've been so busy helping out Foster Mommy Suzy with the Chicken Ladies, and planning my next writing assignment, I thought I get in some sh

The Secret Of How to Make Your Book Un-Put-Down-able | Bestseller Labs
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Want to know how to captivate readers so they'll be on Amazon buying your next book within thirty seconds? The answer to this question is re

Champ's Top 5 Book Marketing Tips
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As every Pawthor knows, marketing is an on-going slog once a book has been written. I have a few suggestions as to how Pawthors can spread t

Book Blast: Starchild
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About the Books Book 1: The Age of Akra Title: Starchild: The Age of Akra (Book 1) | Author: Vacen Taylor | Publication Date: March 6, 2013

Fiction University: How POV Can Solve Your Writing Troubles
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I'm a firm believer that understanding point of view (POV) can cure most common writing problems, and help writers avoid the newbie mistakes

Book Blast! Destiny and Faith Go To Twincentric Academy
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Mother Daughter Book Reviews is pleased to be coordinating this Book Blast on behalf of author Jourden Cleghorn who writes under the pen nam

Me Looking Handsome!
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I have heard that a picture is worth more than a thousand words. Phew! I can count all the toes on my left front paw, and all the toes on my

Why I Wrote The Secret of the Sacred Scarab
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With my second MG adventure, The Search for the Stone of Excalibur, coming out soon, I looked back on how I began writing for kids in the fi

Fiction University: Slash and Burn: Cutting Words From Your Novel
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By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy. This week's Refresher Friday takes an updated look at cutting words from your novel. Enjoy! I'm fortunate th

How Fiji's Most Famous Dog Got Saved
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Playful Poppy, the famous Fijian dog who grabbed headlines two years ago, is back again with her very own book, The Poppy Project. Poppy sho

Champ Reviews The Poppy Project
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I have some excellent news to share with my friends and followers. My biodographer Fiona Ingram has been working on a new book about a famou

Why Should Anyone Read Your Story?
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How often do you look up the definition of an everyday word like "story"? I like looking up simple words like this because the definitions a

Book Review: Little Bird Lost
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I’m so glad my biodographer Fiona Ingram is back into blogging after her poor doggie Chloe got so badly bitten. (Don’t worry, she is all bet

Book Review: Little Bird Lost
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Little Bird Lost by Steve and Kate Larkinson is the story of four little birds (baby swallows), discovered by Steve in the eaves of a bakery

When are men too old for jeans?
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Some say 57 tops, but I say wear denim at any age

Book Review: Dair Devil
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In this fourth book in the Roxton series - Dair Devil - Lucinda Brant continues the saga of the Roxton family and delights her fans with ano

How Do You Know When You Need to Revise?
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I follow the “social media maven” Kristen Lamb’s blog. She is a zany, savvy writer and social media marketer. Here are excerpts from a recen

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With so many entries to judge, what is it about your book that will win you a prize? Cate Baum, ...

Making the Most of Book Reviews
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Recently someone on one of the forums I frequent expressed the idea that readers are impressed by any review--good or bad. I responded to th