Ingrid Ricks is NYT bestselling author, professional keynote speaker, narrative writing instructor and eye health warrior. Her memoirs include The New York Times bestseller Hippie Boy, Focus, a memoir about her journey with the blinding eye disease Retinitis Pigmentosa, and a short story collection, A Little Book of Mormon (and Not So Mormon) Stories. She is currently working on a memoir about her quest to save her eyesight, and is blogging about her journey at www.determinedtosee.com.
Ingrid's essays and stories have been featured on Salon and NPR. Along with writing, she is passionate about fostering healing and empowerment through narrative writing. She is the founder of Write It Out Loud, a nationally recognized program that leverages personal narrative to give teens a voice.
Ingrid lives in Seattle with her husband, John, and two daughters. for more information, visit www.ingridricks.com