Inge Meldgaard

Biography

At 62 years of age, and having moved house many times, I now live on the outskirts of Melbourne in an unusual old house surrounded by trees and a garden full of native birds. I was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, and migrated to Australia in 1957 with my family. My father obtained work as an engineer in the small country town of Yallourn, where we lived until I attended Monash University in Melbourne in 1971.

Having completed a degree in Botany and Genetics, I worked in social welfare, politics and education until returning to study urban sociology at postgraduate level in 1984 at Swinburne University. I once again studied at postgraduate level in 1989, but this time in information technology. Since then, and until I retired in 2006, I worked in various IT fields, the last position being as a departmental IT Manager at Monash University.

I currently spend my time renovating and looking after my house and garden, enjoying graphic art and photography, writing, maintaining an active interest in conservation and social justice, feeding the abundant birdlife, and caring for one old cat who adopted me a few years ago.

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Books

Boggle the Gymboot Bird
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 1,430. Language: Australian English. Published: May 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Gently humorous and inspirational, this beautifully colour-illustrated Australian book is for children aged 5-8 and is about Boggle, a young kookaburra who can't fly. While taking his first walk to try out his new shoes, he soon finds himself in trouble. Fortunately, other creatures in the forest come to his aid and become Boggle's friends.
The Seed Gatherers
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 144,950. Language: Australian English. Published: October 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
In 2457, in the Dandenong Ranges, Melbourne, a crime committed by two young Norwegians is used by others as inspiration, plunging the region into chaos. Meanwhile, a new forest inhabitant is found and those who know must decide whether to reveal its secret. In this third book of the series (The Cicada, A Death In The Making), the bond between humans and their remarkable cats is further explored.
A Death In The Making
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 149,070. Language: Australian English. Published: July 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Science fiction » General
When the body of a young woman is found near the small Australian town of Stanthorpe, Brisbane peacekeeper, Freddi, and her bondmate Meng Jarrah, a forensics expert, investigate. Their cat, Shela, uses her telepathic powers to help solve this unusual case. Set in the year 2456, this fast paced, and at times shocking, sequel to ‘The Cicada’ is a story of darkness and of the power of love.
The Cicada
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 155,620. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
In the year 2450, Earth, having survived war, famine and environmental disaster, is finally at peace, and is governed by the World Federation of Nations. At a principal research site in Melbourne, Australia, and at four similar facilities, scientists are assaulted and vital data stolen. Federation investigators soon realise they are dealing with a dark conspiracy that stretches across the globe.

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