Non-fiction writer/author Ingrid I. Holm-Garibay, a native of Mexico currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.
As a child from a Mexican M.D. and a German airline pilot, she had the opportunity to travel with her parents to many destinations and discovered her love and passion for literature at an early age, becoming an avid reader.
She started her literary work at the age of thirteen years old with a Family Newsletter.
In Junior High School, she founded the School Newsletter.
She collaborated with bulletins, columns, and articles for for the Vocacional # 2 High School Newsletter, Mexico City, Mexico.
At the National Polytechnic College she became co-editor, co-publisher of IPN Newspaper in Mexico City, Mexico.
in 1985 she published her first book: El Pais de los Enanos (Country of Dwarfs) and after a short lived success it was banned for political reasons. Later on that year, along with a group of twelve other visionaries she founded the first alternative publication in Mexico: Orbit Newspaper, where she served as publisher and co-editor.
in 1987 she published: El Pais de Nunca Jamas (The Never Ever Country) also banned for political reasons. This book, along with her newspaper and other publications prompted the Mexican government to send her into exile to Spain in 1987. She moved to Paris, France the same year.
In 1988 she relocated to Hamburg, Germany a city she loves and adopted as her home town.
Her desire to write and publish in English made her immigrate to Chicago, Illinois in 1991 where she worked for Lambda Publications. She contributed with columns, articles, reports, photos, and bulletins for En La Vida Magazine, Nightlines, Blacklines, and Outlines Newspapers.
The beauty, benign weather, and freedom of the Mojave Desert compelled her to move to the Las Vegas Valley in 1998 and in time it became her home. In Southern Nevada she has worked in different trades, but notably as a co-chair for the Las Vegas EMA Ryan White Title I Planning Council.
She created: Metamorphosis, the newsletter for the Marian Residence for senior women during her working experience as Office Administrator with Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada. She has collaborated with articles and letters with several publications such as the Saint Therese Center Newsletter, LUCES Newsletter, City Life, Las Vegas Weekly Newspapers, and POZ Magazine, New York, New York.
She holds a B.S. in communication science with a major in journalism and photography and a post-graduate degree in political science from the National Polytechnic College in Mexico City, Mexico.
Ingrid is a visionary, idealist, and activist, who considers herself a citizen of the world and she is currently working on her next three books: The Best of Both Worlds, The Philosophy of the Phoenix, and Ingrid's Collection of Essays.