Ingrid Ricks is a New York Times bestselling memoir author, ghostwriter, narrative writing consultant and founder of Write It Out Loud, a program that fosters healing and empowerment through personal narrative. Her books include the coming-of-age memoir, Hippie Boy and Focus, a memoir about her journey with the blinding eye disease Retinitis Pigmentosa. She is currently teaming with African Children’s Choir Founder Ray Barnett to write his inspiring memoir.
Along with writing, Ingrid is passionate about leveraging narrative writing and the new world of publishing to give both teens and adults a voice. She has helped more than a thousand students of every age find healing and empowerment by writing the deeply personal stories they need to tell. She has also helped produce seven teen anthologies.
Ingrid lives in Seattle with her husband and two daughters. For more information about her narrative writing program, visit www.writeitoutloud.org
A Word From the President
“Ingrid presented at our SI National Conference in Port Townsend WA and for three hours you could hear a pin drop as she shared her life story. She is a 5-star presenter and I immediately asked her to join the SI circuit. Due to health reasons, we had to cut back her “live appearances” but this negative turned to a positive by creating an online course for her to help others through narrative writing. She is a true blessing.”