About

Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, I migrated to Australia as a child in 1957 and grew up in the small town of Yallourn, where my father worked as an engineer. Once I'd finished high school, I moved to Melbourne to study science at Monash University, then worked in a variety of professions, including youth work, teaching, and as a laboratory technician. I returned to study, at Swinburne University, in 1984 (sociology), and again in 1989 (information technology). Before retiring in 2006, I worked in the IT field, my last position being as a departmental IT Manager with Monash University. Besides paid work and study, I've also enjoyed doing a great deal of voluntary work, mainly in the trade union movement and in environmental politics. 

On the more personal side, I've had a lifelong interest in gardening, writing and art. My poetry can be read on the Scribd website. Until fairly recently, I was also someone who kept many cats, mostly rescued. They still tend to turn up on my doorstep, but I now prefer to find other homes for them as there's an abundance of wild birds where I live and I'd rather 'look after' them than cats. However, cats are a central theme in my first book, 'The Cicada', which was published in 2009 and is now available as a revised edition. The book was a very long time in its development as I faced a very steep learning curve, which I imagine most new authors do. It was hard work, but worthwhile, and I have used my professional and personal background to provide authenticity to its details. I've always enjoyed both science fiction and crime/mystery, so decided to combine the two, while exploring some current social issues in a futuristic context. My second book, 'A Death in the Making' is a sequel and is now published as well, soon to be followed by the third in the series, 'The Seed Gatherers'. All three books are set primarily in Australia. I have also published a colour illustrated children's book, 'Boggle the Gymboot Bird', together with Lucy Gao.
  • Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
  • Joined:
    3 years ago


12 Published Works

Featured work.

Boggle the Gymboot Bird

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Description: Boggle, a young kookaburra who cannot fly, takes his first walk to try out his new shoes and soon finds himself in trouble. Before long, other creatures in the forest come to his aid and become Boggle's friends.


Other Works by IngeMeldgaard.
Cockatoo Junction

Cockatoo Junction

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A young girl finds out far more than she should. This is an offshoot from my published novels, 'The Cica...

A Dragon's Tale

A Dragon's Tale

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A story which presents an old tale with a modern dilemma.

The Room

The Room

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The almost surreal world of watching over an ill child where the outcome is uncertain.

Hope

Hope

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To me, there is little more fundamentally important than helping the Earth heal and to stop the destruct...

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