Ingrid Ramsdale was born in Sydney, Australia but spent her childhood growing up in New Guinea.
As a busy entrepreneur running her own business Ingrid’s life took a dramatic turn in 2016 after a freaky accident that caused a traumatic head injury. Creative writing was the catalyst to her healing and as she improved, she penned her debut novel, Emilie that was published in 2021.
Ingrid loves writing historical fiction as she believes it provides a conduit to the past and a better understanding of who we are in today’s world.
She uses her skills as both a teacher and clinical nutritionist to create meaningful and dramatic stories.
Ingrid lives in a small rural town in Tasmania. She writes from an old 1880s hotel that she and her husband, Michael, lovingly restored into a beautiful home for themselves. When she is not writing Ingrid enjoys growing and cooking her own produce, bushwalking, photography and spending time with her grandchildren.
How much suffering can one person endure? Will it break them or make them stronger?
Sixteen-year-old Emilie Lefroy is about to find out as she searches for her identity and sense of self amid the bloody 16th century French Wars of Religion that kills her closest family and friends.
Emilie laments being born a female of noble birth. Headstrong and intelligent she challenges societal and family inequalities.
Emilie’s desire is to become a healer, and no one is going to stand in her way. Not her devout Huguenot parents; her malicious brother, Pierre; or the scheming Marcus Daval, her betrothed.
Emilie’s plans to run away from home and change her identity are disrupted by the St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre. As she escapes from one of the heavily guarded gates of Paris, Emilie must decide whether to save herself and flee France forever, or stay and use her newly acquired medical skills to help other Huguenots survive a copycat massacre in Rouen.
Emilie is a captivating adventure of self-discovery that is brimming with raw emotions and heartbreak. Can Emilie find herself and true love in a world of hate and violence? This historical romance and adventure novel set in the French renaissance will keep you spellbound to the end.