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, together with 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.
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • JoinedApril 11, 2011

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Stories by Inge Meldgaard
Boggle the Gymboot Bird by IngeMeldgaard
Boggle the Gymboot Bird Short Story
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.
Cockatoo Junction by IngeMeldgaard
Cockatoo Junction Short Story
A young girl finds out far more than she should. This is an offshoot from my published novels, 'The Cicada' and 'A Death In The Making', set in 25th century Australia. 'The Seed Gatherers', the third in the series...
A Dragon's Tale by IngeMeldgaard
A Dragon's Tale Short Story
A story which presents an old tale with a modern dilemma.