Daniel Ingram-Brown

Daniel Ingram-Brown

Daniel Ingram-Brown is an award-winning, middle-grade author based in Yorkshire. He lives in a house built from the stones of a ruined castle with his wife, son, their bearded dragon and one-eyed cat!

His book, Bea’s Witch: A ghostly coming-of-age story (Collective Ink Books, 2021), draws on his experience as an adoptive father to create a “bildungsroman of a journey that captures the vulnerability of a child in care” (Yorkshire Times). The third book in his Firebird Chronicles series, Through the Uncrossable Boundary (Collective Ink Books, 2019), received the Taner Baybars award for original fiction in the field of science fiction, fantasy and magical realism, awarded by the Society of Authors, Authors’ Foundation.

Daniel works extensively in education. He has a doctorate in creative writing and education (2024) and received the Dean’s Prize for academic achievement at master’s level from Leeds Beckett University (2018). He is a Royal Literary Fund Fellow based at the University of York and has been a First Story writer-in-residence for primary and secondary schools across Yorkshire, editing eight anthologies of young writers’ work. Daniel is part of Leeds Beckett University’s Story Makers Company, a group of artists and educators delivering creative, child-centred learning opportunities. He works as a consultant for story-based approaches to teaching and regularly undertakes author visits to primary and secondary schools across the country.

Daniel’s background is in theatre and performance. He has written over twenty plays, specialising in journey-based performance, children’s theatre and large-scale community productions. He is co-artistic director of Suitcase and Spectacles Theatre Company and a trustee for Alive and Kicking Theatre Company.

From 2013-16 he chaired The Leeds Big Bookend Festival, and he co-organises events and retreats for the Society of Authors.

Daniel is interested in exploring the big questions of life in fun and engaging ways, inspiring children and adults to think, to wonder and to grow in wisdom.

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