There's much to see here. So, take your time, look around, and learn about the adventures of Violet! I hope you enjoy this visit and do take a moment to drop me a line.
Ingrid Bough, JD is a St. Croix native. This is her first children's book. She is a former educator and library professional with thirty-one years of combined experience in the private, federal (20 years of Library of Congress employment) and 10 years in the local Virgin Islands government sectors.
In addition to her salaried position, she served as a volunteer for the Library of Congress Center for the Book where she successfully implemented, organized and coordinated the participation of the U.S. Territories: American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in the National Book Festival Pavilion of the States.
Ingrid holds degrees from Howard University, University of Maryland College Park, and a Juris Doctorate degree in Intellectual Property Law from the University of Baltimore School of Law. She is a graduate of the National Leadership Institute, and a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Ingrid splits her time between Maryland and the U.S.VI.
We stand on the shoulders of our ancestors! Let us always remember they paved the way for us all.
Special thanks to my high school English teacher, Mrs. Dorene James, my high school VI History teacher, Ms. Karen Thurland, mentor Delta M. Dorsch (deceased) affectionately known as "Auntie Delta."
To my relatives and friends who always asked, "so when is the book going to be published?" Heartfelt thank you!
Mom, I know you are one of the angels above watching over me... you are the wind beneath my wings.
What I enjoy most is sharing my passion and love of the beautiful Virgin Islands with everyone! As a former educator, library professional and intellectual property specialist, I love to engage in conversations and bring excitement to learning about VI history, culture, adventure, and island life.
You can send me a message or ask me a general question using this form.
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