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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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Whenever I see a new client's manuscript, I can tell almost instantly how mature the writing is just by flipping through a few pages. How? Because there are things that newbies do almost universally. But the good news is, of all the possible writing faux pas, these are the quickest and easiest ...
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By E.M. Powell The word manuscript literally means 'written by hand' and medieval manuscripts refers to those books produced in Europe between about the fifth century and the late fifteenth century. Illuminated manuscripts are works which are decorated with a variety of pictures and ...
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I’m not often overtly political on my blog, but there have been several incidences recently that have inspired me to write about a few important facts and figures. These may surprise those who know little or nothing about publishing, but for all those who make assumptions, here is a reality check. According to the Society of Authors, the average UK author earns 11,000 a year. Of course some earn much more but most earn a great deal less. Making a...
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Photo by Cara Lopez Lee I’ve heard some fiction authors talk about characters as if the writer is the boss and the characters are employees who do what the boss tells them to do. I’ve heard other authors talk about character...
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Just when you think you’ve figured out this thing called Point of View, you get an editor who says “go deeper.” So, what does deep POV mean, anyway? Basically, it is taking the author completely out of the story, leaving the ...
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  • 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
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Durban, South Africa - London (UK), Paris (France), San Diego (USA)
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