Ingrid D Shaginoff is a life long Alaskan, growing up in and continuing with, a subsistence lifestyle which includes hunting, fishing, gathering, and trapping. She shot her first moose at the age of 11 under the watchful eye of her Dad and older brother. Previous hunts had been limited to rabbits ptarmagin, and spruce hens.
A stint in college earned her a number of degrees including a master’s in nutrition and health administration which opened the avenue to becoming a Registered Dietitian and Licensed Nutritionist. Ingrid felt that this career path suited her well and combined nutrition with her knowledge of herbs and alternative healing to offer her clients and patients the advantage of both worlds.
After many satisfying years working in a clinical setting Ingrid has returned to her first love, writing. As a kid she always had a story or poem under construction and at the ready to entertain her six siblings. Back then it was horses or ghosts Ingrid recalls with a smile.
Write what you know is standard advice given to aspiring authors…. advice Ingrid has taken to heart in all her writing. The subsistence lifestyle the characters in her stories live reflect her own experiences. You can follow these ongoing experiences by selecting the “Today in Alaska” tab where you can see what project Ingrid is presently tackling. It may be making jelly or syrup, skinning a beaver tail for beaver tail and beans, canning moose or salmon or making dog food for her fur babies.