Some of you have expressed interest in writing your own story so I wanted to share the new Hippie Boy Narrative Writing Handbook I put together for educators and anyone interested in unleashing the power of personal narrativeContinue Reading... Comments Off on Free Hippie Boy Narrative Writing How To Guide
As some of you know, I’ve spent the past three years helping teens find their voice and power by writing their personal stories through Write to Right, a program I co-founded with high school English teacher Marjiet Bowker. But last fall, I had the opportunity to offer a similar writing workshop to adults at the […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Write Your Story
Here’s what Reader’s Digest had to say:
“Ricks’ absorbing true story of an adolescence spent traveling the country with her hard-luck salesman father should be a movie—but it’s also utterly compelling on the page.Continue Reading... Comments Off on Reader’s Digest Picks Hippie Boy for Summer Reads List
To celebrate the launch of their book, Behind Closed Doors: Stories From the Inside Out, fifteen student authors have been sharing their stories about their struggles with addiction, sexual identity, abuse, death, bullying and parental incarceration — and discussing the healing power and validation that comes from personal storytelling.Continue Reading... Comments Off on Teen Authors Share their Stories, Struggles on New Day Northwest
To help raise money for Whitman Middle School’s music department fundraiser, Ingrid Ricks be sharing stories from Hippie Boy and signing books at Barnes & Noble Northgate from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 3rd.Continue Reading... Comments Off on Come Hang Out at Barnes & Noble Northgate
Having experienced and witnessed the life-changing power of personal storytelling, English teacher Marjie Bowker and I have developed the Hippie Boy Teaching Guide to help educators everywhere transform the lives of their students by writing and sharing their personal stories.Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
It’s such a surreal day for me. Today is the day that Penguin is launching their trade paperback version of Hippie Boy nationwide. In some ways, this day is about fifteen years in the making. Ultimately, it took my degenerative eye disease to teach me that I needed to write my story to release the emotions I’d carried around inside me for years—and also to remind me that life is short, that all we have for certain is now, and that we’d better make NOW count.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Penguin will be launching Hippie Boy Nationwide on January 7th!
To celebrate, I’m giving away three signed paperback copies of Hippie Boy on January 7th. To enter the drawing, just leave a comment on this blog.Continue Reading... 28 Comments.
In clear, graceful prose and in a voice that is refreshingly authentic, Ricks tells an uplifting story of heartbreak, hope and self-salvation.- Kirkus ReviewsContinue Reading... 5 Comments.
This week Penguin officially released the new book cover for Hippie BoyContinue Reading... No Comments.