About the Author

Ina Leijns
Blurbarian Since December 2012
Name Ina Leijns
My Web Site www.CoconutIslandTravel.com
Location California, Alaska and the South Pacific
Gender Female
My Occupation Sea Chef
My Bio Ina developed her sea legs at the tender age of three months making the trans-Pacific crossing to California from her birth place in Melbourne, Australia. Since then she has spent her time on or near the water and worked her first job as a boat crew member at nineteen years old.

An adventurer at heart, she writes a travel blog, Coconut Island Travel, with tales of sailing tropical islands and beyond. She includes experiences revealing a more intimate view of life on the sea and of local cultures.

Her first book, Fish ON! A Collection of Wild Seafood Recipes, shares well-loved recipes created during a summer season aboard an adventure fishing charter in the Misty Fjords of Alaska. Under the influence of her mother's European culinary talents as a food industry native, Ina's cooking style embraces heart-healthy world cuisine, traditional family recipes, and the quest for food that that says, "More!"

Things I Don't Mind The World Knowing

Spoiler alert: I'm thinking my next book will be about...
The follow up for Fish ON! will be an eBook, by popular request, to include not only my latest creations but also dessert recipes that deserve a second helping - if only there was room for seconds.

Cooking aboard a yacht presents challenges that many cooks don't encounter in their stationary kitchens. To qualify for inclusion in this next book, recipes must be easy and quick to the table yet flaunt a gourmet flair without a lot of fuss. Look for the new title in 2014 ~