Ingram, Anne

Ingram, Anne

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Primary publisher
White Gull Press
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In Brief

Anne Ingram is a children's writer. She also produces a weekly children’s programme for radio. While living in Asia she was commissioned to write three collections of Asian legends which were released in Asia, the UK and New Zealand. Her first novel, Sea Robbers, is about a young New Zealand boy and modern day pirates off the coast of Borneo. She has worked as a journalist, editor, and teacher, and she has also managed her own children’s specialist bookstore. Her short stories have been broadcast on National Radio and on Coast Access Radio and published in the School Journal.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ingram, Anne (1947 – ) is a children’s writer. She was born in Auckland and spent her childhood years in Dunedin, Te Kuiti and Orewa. She’s lived and worked in Wellington, London, Christchurch, Singapore and Hamilton, but has spent the longest time where she lives now, in Waikanae on the Kapiti Coast.

Ingram has worked as a journalist, editor, and teacher and had her own children’s specialist bookstore. Her stories have been broadcast on National Radio and on Coast Access Radio and published in the School Journal.

Her publications include Sea Robbers (Mallinson Rendel, 1995); Golden Legends of Vietnam, Golden Legends of Korea, Golden Legends of the Philippines (Heinemann Asia, 1996); and Lucy Bee & the Secret Gene (White Gull Press, 2014).

Sea Robbers is set in Borneo where Ben, on holiday, dreams of meeting modern day pirates. He wonders what they are really like and where they live. When he accidently stumbles on a pirate camp, he gets the chance to find out. In a review in the Dominion Post the book was described as ' ...an exciting adventure about piracy and kidnapping in Borneo'. The Chronicle wrote, 'At 86 pages, the author manages to pack a lot of action into the tale, interspersed with an obvious knowledge of the country she writes about... she does a ripping job.'

Golden Legends of Korea, Golden Legends of the Philippines, and Golden Legends of Vietnam are collections of traditional tales, including creation myths, animal stories, ‘how and why’ stories, stories of heroism, adventure and romance. Each volume has 60 pages, is illustrated in full colour, has an introduction to the country’s history and culture and has a glossary.

As a member of the Kapiti Children’s Writers’ Group Charitable Trust, Ingram co-edited Shortz – Stories from Kapiti, a collection of 21 stories set in Kapiti by Kapiti writers (KCWG, 2012) and produced Shortz – Stories from Kapiti: 2 CDs (KCWG, 2013).

Lucy Bee & the Secret Gene (White Gull Press, 2014) is a story about identity, family, school, bullying and friendship. John McIntyre reviewed the book on National Radio, commenting, 'This is a delightful story of the small dramas children have in their lives – little nagging doubts about identity, loyalty, the shifting nature of friendship – which seem to underpin most dramas at primary school. Lucy Bee & the Secret Gene explores these and resolves them. Anne Ingram for years was a bookseller on the Kapiti Coast who specialised in children’s books, so she knows, understands how to write for children.' Barbara Murison reviewed the book on her blog, Around the Bookshops, 'This is one of those stories you simply do not want to put down.'

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Updated January 2017.