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Ingrid Ricks is a Seattle-based journalist, author, and teen mentor who leverages the new world of digital publishing to give teens a voice. Using her New York Times bestselling debut memoir Hippie Boy: A Girl’s Story as a catalyst, she recently co-launched WeAreAbsolutelyNotOkay.org, a nationally recognized mentoring/publishing program that helps teens find their voice by writing and publishing their personal stories.

Ingrid’s essays and stories have been published in Salon, Ladies’ Home Journal, The Advocate and a variety of other publications. She has also written extensively for The African Children’s Choir, an international relief organization that has been featured on CNN International, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and American Idol.

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It has been an amazing couple of weeks—starting with a letter notifying me that I’d been awarded a 4Culture grant to support my next book project, Determined to See. This was followed by the launch of our new teen story collection, You’ve Got It All Wrong, and then discovering that Hippie Boy made #20 on the June 16th New York Times bestseller list!

I’m so grateful and excited about all of it—bu... Read more of this blog post »
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Hippie Boy: A Girl's Story
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Focus - A Memoir
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Focus - A Memoir by Ingrid Ricks
" This book is a nice, quick read about the author becoming blind due to a disease. I liked this as I could somewhat relate since I have Lupus. No, I am not blind but I know what it is like to be labeled with a disease. And I know what it's like to... " Read more of this review »
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" "Blind people terrified me. Every tap of their white cane or movement of their seeing-eye dog reminded me that they'd been robbed."

So, Ingrid Ricks tells her story, in Focus A Memoir, of Retinitis Pigmentosa and its steady encroachment on her sigh... " Read more of this review »
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date: February 01, 2013 10:00AM
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description: This year I reach my half century. I'm going to embark on 50 days of celebration during which I want to connect with readers, make friends and generally get OUT there in the virtual world. I'll be blogging and reviewing and talking about books here and on facebook and on my own site. So please, come to the event, friend me,like me, follow me -whatever way you like. And if you want to read some of my work and chat about it - that'd be great. I'd love to virtually meet you and hear what you think!
Ingrid said: Very cool, Cally! Have a perfect way to celebrate 50. I will be on a family trip so can't make it Friday -- but I will be a part of this over the next...more
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Michael Murphy Ingrid, congratulations on your literary successes, and thanks for being a Goodreads friend. Hope you'll put my Prohibition-era mystery, The Yankee Club on your to-read list. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...


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