My name is Inge Moore and I write all kinds of books. But my favorite writing is children's books.
I was a girl who loved to read. Any book caught my attention: picture books, comic books, and novels. I loved finding out about the world around me through the window of books.
Raised in a small town, I enjoyed nature and loved all animals, especially horses. Unfortunately, my family did not live on a farm and I could not own a horse. But I found the next best thing! I found books about horses.
I was an only child and loved to play outside with other children from the neighborhood. But on long winter nights when I was home alone with no brothers or sisters to keep me company, I turned to my books for companionship and adventure. When I found books about horses, well that was the best!
My favorite series was the Trixie Belden mysteries. Trixie was a tomboy (like me) who lived in a small community (like mine). She enjoyed helping her mom with the garden and her little brother, but she was a little bit bored. Then a family moved into the mansion on the hill. They had a daughter named Honey. And not only was Honey a perfect friend, but best of all, she owned horses. This was like Trixie's dream come true (and mine too).
Trixie and Honey went on many adventures together, solving mysteries, and in my bedroom at night I went along with them. I loved my Trixie Belden books and when I finished reading the series, I just started over again at book one.
Now I have written my own children's book about horses. The book is called, A Pony For the Fair, and tells the story of a young girl who also loved horses. In the book, thirteen-year-old Katie and her best friend, Angela, find a beautiful Gypsy pony. Unfortunately, the pony's owners have neglected her and she is terribly lame. Katie is horrified by the pony's predicament. No matter what the cost, she knows she must rescue the pony!
A Pony for the Fair is a novel about friendship, hope, family, and, of course, ponies.
There is a world of books out there. Some books are about the things that you already love, and others are about fascinating things that you have yet to discover. Books will turn your world into a bigger and more exciting place. Don't be shy. Grab one and start reading!
She studied creative writing at the University of Alberta, working with such writers as Governor General's Award Winner, Rudy Wiebe.
Inge has lived in Austria, England, and in several areas of Canada including the Northwest Territories. Currently she resides in Fort Erie, Ontario. She enjoys nature, horses, art, reading, and, of course, writing.
Inge has a Bachelor degree in Zoology. She loves all animals (even snakes and toads), but especially horses. In the past, she worked with race horses in Canada and polo ponies in England. Now she writes about horses whenever she can.