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Publishing and marketing strategist Ingrid Ricks visits with EPIC at the
Edmonds Library on Monday, Feb. 4, at 11 a.m., to talk about navigating the new
publishing world. Ricks is a Seattle-based journalist, author, marketing
consultant and teen mentor who leverages the new world of digital publishing to
give at-risk teens a voice. Using her award-winning debut memoir, “Hippie Boy: A
Girl’s Story,” as a teaching guide, she recently teamed with Scriber Lake
English Teacher Marjie Bowker to launch , a
nationally-recognized mentoring and publishing program that helps at-risk teens
find their voice by writing and publishing their personal stories.

Ricks’s essays and stories have been published in “,” “Ladies’ Home Journal,” “The Advocate,” and other publications. She writes emotionally-charged memoirs with vivid scenes and compelling story lines that are often mistaken for fiction. In addition to “Hippie Boy,” she is the author of “Focus,” a memoir
about her journey with the blinding eye disease Retinitis Pigmentosa, and a memoir story collection, “A Little Book of Mormon (and Not So Mormon) Stories.”  For more information, visit her .

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