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Ingrid Law - Author

Ingrid Law is a writer and an artist. She is the author and illustrator of two books for children, and her artwork has appeared in local and national art shows in the US. She lives in Colorado with her twelve-year-old daughter.

Q and A with Ingrid Law

What sort of books did you enjoy growing up?

Have you always wanted to be a writer?

I prefer to interpret the results of that test differently: I love beauty and creating things, and I’ve always wished to be a strong person who can conquer her fears and contribute something that benefits others.

Was there a particular moment when you were struck with the central idea for Savvy?

“When my brother Fish turned thirteen, we moved to the deepest part of inland because of the hurricane and, of course, the fact that he’d caused it.”

Has being a mother influenced the way you write? Has your daughter inspired any of your characters?

It’s my job as a writer to create great characters, and it’s my job as a mom to respect and protect my child. While being the mother of a thirteen-year-old obviously has some influence over my writing, I wouldn’t want to pour all of her characteristics or personality into a specific character in a book. To me, that would feel like a breach of trust. I like to say that my daughter holds the copyright on herself.

What inspired the individual savvies of the Beaumont family?

Mibs’s particular savvy begins as a challenge—an unwanted talent that she must come to terms with when she’s really hoping for something very different. But her particular ability allows her to access the hearts and minds of the other characters in the book. The savvies of her brothers, Fish and Rocket, are much more physical and stormy. Grandpa’s talent for making new places out of land has a real tall-tale flavour to it, and while most people’s grandma’s can fruit or tomatoes, the Beaumont’s grandma’s ability to can radio waves seemed just right.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Ingrid Law

Ingrid Law
Charming, warm hearted and original, Savvy is a family story with a difference. Mibs (short for Mississippi) is waiting for her thirteenth birthday – the day she'll get her ‘savvy' and, through it, discover exactly what her special powers will...
Lovereading Price: £6.39 - Saving £1.60 (20%) Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2008
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