Born in the cradle between two historic watersheds – the James and New Rivers in Southwest Virginia - Bruce Ingram has spent a lifetime exploring their woods and waterways. He is a devoted float fisherman, birder, hunter, and paddler, sharing his love of the outdoors in five books and more than 2,000 magazine articles. A high school English teacher by day, Ingram lives with his wife Elaine in Troutville, Virginia. They have two children and two grandchildren.
He has also written three novels reflecting his career as a high school English teacher, Ninth Grade Blues, Tenth Grade Angst, and Eleventh Grade Stress. The fourth and final book in the "American High School" series, Twelfth Grade Hopes and Fears, is scheduled for Fall 2020.
Bruce and Elaine were named Landsavers of the Year in 2014 by the Blue Ridge Land Conservancy for the couple placing 412 acres under conservation easements and for Bruce's magazine articles on conservation and the environment. The Outdoor Writers Association of America has honored Bruce six times for writing excellence, and the Virginia Department of Forestry, the Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Districts, and Virginia Trapper's Association all have honored Ingram for his conservation work.
Bruce is a Field Editor for OUTDOOR AMERICA and a Staff Writer for WHITETAIL TIMES. He and Elaine are cooking columnists for WHITETAIL TIMES and the Quality Deer Management Association.