writer - bio
Contact Maria if you'd like to represent her, publish her work, or if you'd like her to write a technical or fiction piece for your publication.
Maria Ingold is a published author of several technical articles (including one recently on the front page of Computer Weekly. She has completed the final draft of her first prose-based graphic novel based on ideas inspired by dreams and living in Highgate, and enjoys writing poetry, some of which is both influenced by and influences her art.
Her illustrated novella, Senseless, is about a young woman whose subconscious mind manipulates her dreams in an attempt to change her life. The highly vivid dreams are based on the legends of Highgate. It has been described by advance readers as a "modern Gothic fairy-tale", and by her writing teacher, as "Overall, pretty damn good." Maria is collaborating with multi award-winning book artist Vincent Chong to illustrate the work with a series of hauntingly beautiful and eerie pieces. She is currently submitting it to literary agents or publishers.
Maria has already started work on several other stories, including a new novel and a personal development series called The Sleeping Butterfly Effect.
Inspired by a real passion for reading, Maria found at a young age that she had a recognised talent for writing poetry, fiction and non-fiction. With the help of some well-timed creative writing courses and some excellent teachers, Maria honed her writing skills, and further developed them at IBM as a regular writer of magazine articles about multimedia. Maria is also inspired by two famous writers in her family. She is the second cousin of Jack Vance and the grand-niece of William Shirer.
Mixing a background in Computer Science and Fine Art, Maria has 22 years of experience across interactive multimedia, games, TV and film. She is also a technical consultant in video on demand, a TV and film judge for BAFTA, a coach in transformational growth, and an artist.