Tania Ingram is an author of children’s picture books and novels including the rollicking Jinny and Cooper series. She’s had work published in The School Magazine and presents at schools and festivals to share her knowledge and love of writing.
She was born in Whyalla, South Australia and moved to Adelaide as a teenager. She studied at the University of South Australia and graduated with a Masters Degree in clinical psychology. Prior to becoming a full time writer she was a child psychologist, specialising in brain injury and disability.
Tania’s first picture book, Dog on Log was published in 2013. This story evolved from a game Tania played with her young daughter. The purpose of the game was to teach rhyme, phonetics and prepositions. Tania sent the story to a publisher and was thrilled when it was picked up for publication.
My Teacher’s Big Bad Secret, the first book in the Jinny and Cooper series was published in February 2016, and was shortlisted in the 2016 Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards.
Book #2, Revenge of the Stone Witch was also published in February 2016 while Books #3, Curse of the Genie’s Ring and #4, Search for the Sea Bogle, followed in September 2016.
Tania also has an Aussie Mates book for junior readers, The Great Barbie Disaster, which was published in November 2016 and her celebrated picture book, Oma’s Buttons, was released in April 2018.
She has a new junior fiction series coming out with Scholastic Australia, starting in 2023 and a mid-grade novel with Scholastic in 2024. She also has a picture book coming out with Wombat Rhiza Press in 2024.
Tania lives in the Adelaide Hills with her husband and daughter, two guinea pigs, several elderly chickens and a fish called Bionic Mouth.
For a printable BIO, please click: Tania Ingram BIO July 2021