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My schoolmates called me a bookworm, and nothing's changed. I also love art, theatre, collecting antiques, animals, music, and movies.

Background Information

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. Haunted houses, vampires, and skeletons leaping out of coffins were hot favorites in the cast of characters. We also acted out the stories for my long-suffering parents! Writing a children’s book—The Secret of the Sacred Scarab—was an unexpected step, inspired by a recent trip to Egypt. The tale of the sacred scarab began life as a little anecdotal tale for my 2 nephews (then 10 and 12), who had accompanied me on the Egyptian trip. This short story grew into a children’s book, the first in the adventure series, Chronicles of the Stone.

Birth Place
Durban,  South Africa

Bachelor of Arts (French & Drama)
Honours Degree (Drama)
Masters Degree in French-African literature (cum laude)

Additional Information

The Secret of the Sacred Scarab was nominated: *Finalist Children's Fiction 2009 Next Generation Indie Book Awards * Finalist Juvenile Fiction USA National Best Books 2009 Awards. * Winner Preteen USA 2009 Readers' Favorites Awards. * Number 2 in the Children's & Teens Book Connection Top Ten Favorite Books of 2009 for Kids, Tweens & Teens. * Silver Medal Winner 2010 Nautilus Book Awards * Finalist 2010 International Book Awards. * Bronze Medal Winner 2010 Moonbeam Book Awards. * Finalist 2011 Rubery Book Awards * Winner Gold Award Mystery Pre-Teen 2011 Children’s Literary Classics Awards * 2nd Place in the 2011 YA Sharpwrit Book Awards * Gold Medal 2013 Wise Bear Book Awards

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The Secret of the Sacred Scarab
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.

Secret of the Sacred Scarab Facebook Fan Club
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The Reading Tub Interview
Fiona Ingram is interviewed by The Reading Tub

Writers In The Sky Interview
Yvonne Perry chats with Fiona Ingram

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