I was born in Dunnottar Castle in Grampian, Scotland, high upon the cliffs over looking the turbulent North Sea. And I was betrothed to my true love at the tender age of twelve. I remember the first time I saw him, riding across the plains upon his white charger, his armour shining brilliantly in the noonday sun...I swear, I feared my heart would leap out of my breast for the love he did instil in me...
(Insert record scratch here.)
Okay, the truth of the matter is: reality sucks, and I’m a story teller and have been since the moment I could talk, according to my Dad. Whenever he caught me in a lie, I had no problem coming up with a dozen reasons why I painted the cat purple with green polk-a-dots, none of them true of course, but at least they were highly entertaining. It was at that time he knew I was destined for greatness... I would become a writer, a story teller who actually gets PAID to lie. What more could you possibly want in a career?
Writing has always been my passion, and it began in grade five when I was forced to either memorize a poem each day and recite it for the class, or write a poem and read it to the class. After reciting my first poem (The Cremation of Sam McGee) and hating it, I quickly discovered I had a talent for writing poetry and wrote about every topic under the sun, from fluffy white clouds to my big toe...
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In the fourteen years Ingela has been writing, she's received well over 200 rejections and counting. Ingela's moto: Never give up on your dreams!
After announcing the release of her first book, A Knight of Passion, (after 7 years and 128 rejections) Ingela was called: the "poster child of persistence" by long time historical romance author, Shari Anton.
Ingela's ever constant writing companions are: a black German Shepherd by the name of Rogue Warrior, a wolf/German Shepherd cross named Mei-Mei, and a fiesty Border Collie cross called Lu-Lu, who follows her everywhere she goes. (Not to mention her two cats.) Click Here to learn more about Ingela's Muses.
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