What I found interesting as I chatted longer with Ingram was learning she has never considered herself a born writer until now. She said because her writing work was largely editorial, reporting on events and dealing in facts; and she also edited other people’s work. Only when Ingram wrote her first children’s book did she realize she was born to write. “Even then, the book started out as a short story to amuse my two young nephews,” stated Ingram.
However, don’t let this journalist fool you. She was born to write and has not only created a wonderful children’s book series, but it is also one adults love, too. I asked Ingram what she thought about adults picking up her book, and she stated, “So many people have told me it makes them feel like a child again, open to adventure and the excitement of something fun and interesting. Although I have written an historical romance and collaborated on an adventure epic, I love my children’s book series. There is something unique about the world of children’s literature. It is magical, the possibilities are endless, and you’re limited only by your imagination. Imagination … if only we could keep our childlike imagination and beliefs as we step into adulthood.”
Stories for Children Publishing has be touring The Secret of the Sacred Scarab all month long in September 2011. You can find out more about Fiona Ingram’s World of Ink Author/Book Tour schedule at http://storiesforchildrenpublishing.com/FionaIngram.aspx.
In addition, come listen to Blog Talk Radio’s World of Ink Network show: Stories for Children on September 26, 2011. The hosts will be chatting with Fiona Ingram about her children’s book series, writing, the publishing industry, and the trials and tribulations of the writer’s life. The show will be live September 26, 2011 at 2pm EST. You can tune in at the World of Ink Network site at http://www.blogtalkradion.com/worldofinknetwork.