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Fiona Ingram

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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!). Ghosts, vampires, werewolves, and skeletons leaping out of coffins were hot favourites in the cast of characters that populated “Gruesome Gables” where all these adventures were played out. We also acted out the stories for my long-suffering parents, whom I see now w ...more

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Fiona Ingram Things have changed a lot in publishing and the days of self publishing being regarded as a 'poor cousin' to traditional publishing are long gone. CJ…moreThings have changed a lot in publishing and the days of self publishing being regarded as a 'poor cousin' to traditional publishing are long gone. CJ Lyons is a hugely successful hybrid author - self and trad published. http://www.bookseriesinorder.com/c-j-... I am a self published author - after 35 rejection letters for my first MG adventure, now a multi award winning book - and I guess I shall continue that way. Unless of course, some big name publisher makes me an offer I can't refuse. If you want to get your book out there, and find it hard to break into the trad publishing world, then I think one should just go for it as an idie. BUT (big but), one has to make sure that your book is professionally edited, well laid out, with a professional cover. I spend a lot on these 3 important elements. readers are fussy and demand top quality these days.(less)
Fiona Ingram You must get there with whatever DOES inspire you and if having JK as a role model helps, then that's what works for you. I do want fame and fortune,…moreYou must get there with whatever DOES inspire you and if having JK as a role model helps, then that's what works for you. I do want fame and fortune, it's ike a fire inside me. I imagine myself on the red carpet when my children's best selling books have been made into best selling movies! Put being creative and confident into your daily mantra, and say it when you can't be distracted, like when you're in the bath or shower, and your mind will focus on what you are saying aloud or in your head.(less)
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Do you know your history? Do you know your Scottish and English history, to be exact? In a story that starts in 2016, and jumps back in time to 1567, the reader is taken along with Mary Elizabeth Stuart as she discovers her heritage, meets her true mother, has to make decisions that could change the course of history… and finds out why her grandmother insisted she make a trip from Toronto to K... Read more of this blog post »
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Description: A thrilling adventure for two young boys, whose fun trip to Egypt turns into a dangerously exciting quest to uncover an ancient and mysterious secret. A 5000-year-old mystery comes to life when a scruffy peddler gives Adam and Justin Sinclair an old Egyptian scarab on their very first day in Egypt. Justin and Adam embark upon the adventure of a lifetime, taking them down the Nile and across the harsh desert in their search for the legendary tomb of the Scarab King, an ancient Egyptian ruler. With just their wits, courage, and each other, the boys manage to survive … only to find that the end of one journey is the beginning of another!

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Lucy’s First Christmas is the third book in the Lucy Tales series, written by Rolynda Tassan and illustrated by Ruby Wheeler. Lucy is a rescue cat who now lives with a lovely family, comprising Mom, Dad, youngster Ben and other animals, Sissy, Addy, ...more
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Robert Penn Warren
“The end of man is knowledge, but there is one thing he can't know. He can't know whether knowledge will save him or kill him. He will be killed, all right, but he can't know whether he is killed because of the knowledge which he has got or because of the knowledge which he hasn't got and which if he had it, would save him.”
Robert Penn Warren, All the King's Men

Lawrence Ferlinghetti
“I am awaiting
perpetually and forever
a renaissance of wonder”
Lawrence Ferlinghetti

John Milton
“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven..”
John Milton, Paradise Lost

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Harlequin Books Hello Fiona Ingram, it is a delight to meet you.


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