Molly Ker Hawn
Ingrid Ricks is an author, speaker, essayist and teen mentor. Her memoirs include The New York Times Best Seller 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 yearlong 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 leveraging the new world of publishing to give teens a voice. Using Hippie Boy as a catalyst, she recently cofounded WeAreAbsolutelyNotOkay.org, a nationally recognized program that transforms students’ lives through personal storytelling.
Ingrid lives in Seattle with her husband, John, and two daughters.