Seattle-based author, speaker and essayist Ingrid Ricks will speak at the March 4 Rotary Club of Edmonds meeting. Her topic will be “Embracing the Now, and Making it Count.”
Ricks’ books include “Hippie Boy: A Girl’s Story,” her New York Times bestselling memoir about growing up in a dysfunctional Mormon family—and finding escape, adventure and hard-earned wisdom on the road.
Ricks’ 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 co-founded WeAreAbsolutelyNotOkay.org, a nationally recognized program that transforms students’ lives through personal storytelling. For more information about the author visit www.ingridricks.com.