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Jeffrey Ricker
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A month with Grammarly, or the editor looking over your shoulder

Tell me if this has happened to you. You’re on Facebook or maybe Twitter (does anyone still use Google Plus?), writing a post (maybe it’s something you’re just tossing off, or maybe it’s actually something important. (I don’t know, does anything important…
Tell me if this has happened to you. You're on Facebook or maybe Twitter (does anyone still use Google Plus?), writing a post (maybe it's something you're just tossing off, or maybe it's actually s...
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Vermont residency recap: 25,000 words on the WIP, 10 pages cut from another, and I? Gained 8 pounds. Sigh.

I’m back! Did you miss me? As you may recall, I spent the month of May in the tiny town of Johnson, Vermont at the Vermont Studio Center, where I was one of about 60 artists in residence. This was my first residency, and I wasn’t sure how much I’d get…
I'm back! Did you miss me? As you may recall, I spent the month of May in the tiny town of Johnson, Vermont at the Vermont Studio Center, where I was one of about 60 artists in residence. This was ...
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It’s May in St. Louis, which means the mercury is creeping up into the 80s and that means there’s only one thing for someone coldblooded like me to do: get the heck out of town! For the month of May, I’ll be hiding out in the woods of Vermont and working…
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My friend and colleague Sierra Skye Gemma recently had a fantastic piece published in The Globe and Mail (for those who are south of 49, that’s like the equivalent of The New York Times in Canada). Titled “My Sexual Education,” it’s both a tough read as…
My friend and colleague Sierra Skye Gemma recently had a fantastic piece published in The Globe and Mail (for those who are south of 49, that's like the equivalent of The New York Times in Canada)....
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Happy Earth Day! This is the day where you’re supposed to give more of a damn about the planet and the environment, because we’ll miss them when they’re gone. I feel the same way about my knees. But anyway! Untreed Reads (which has published three of my…
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I’m gonna get a little soapbox-y here. So all that froth you see is not me foaming at the mouth. Read on without fear of contacting rabies…. I was reading something on social media (I forget where, but it was probably while I was supposed to be doing…
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Vancouver, something wicked your way comes. (Me. I mean me.)

That would be I, of course. I’ll be in Caprica City Vancouver next month, where I’ll be taking a workshop at UBC in their summer creative writing residency on, appropriately, teaching creative writing. (This was a class I didn’t get the chance to take…
That would be I, of course. I'll be in Caprica City Vancouver next month, where I'll be taking a workshop at UBC in their summer creative writing residency on, appropriately, teaching creative writ...
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A Silver IPPY Medal for A Family by Any Other Name!

As you all may recall, I had an essay in the anthology A Family by Any Other Name, published by TouchWood Editions (it was my first Canadian publication!). The anthology, edited by Bruce Gillespie, has won a silver medal in the LGBT non-fiction category…
As you all may recall, I had an essay in the anthology A Family by Any Other Name, published by TouchWood Editions (it was my first Canadian publication!). The anthology, edited by Bruce Gillespie,...
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So, Canada’s National Magazine Award nominees were announced this week. (This week? Maybe it was last week. Time is wibbly wobbly timey—well, you know.) And I’m not at all surprised to see that some of my writing friends are among those nominees this…
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TLDR? I got interviewed and allergies are hell. That's pretty much what this post is about.

Sometimes life tells you that maybe, maybe you’re trying to do a little too much all at once? I think that may have been the case with me the past couple weeks. When you get that message? Let me tell you: Listen to it. Three nights later of skull-crushing…
Sometimes life tells you that maybe, maybe you're trying to do a little too much all at once? I think that may have been the case with me the past couple weeks. When you get that message? Let me te...
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As careful readers might have noticed in the past, I like to make playlists for my works in progress even though I am constitutionally incapable of listening to music while I write. I’ve tried, but it turns out I’m one of those people who needs either…
As careful readers might have noticed in the past, I like to make playlists for my works in progress even though I am constitutionally incapable of listening to music while I write. I've tried, but...
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(Or “I Solemnly Swear That I Am up to No Good”) Whoa! Time flies when you’re having fun. It it’s it time’s fun when you’re having flies? Either way, time flies regardless, ago you might as well have fun. Anyway, speaking of fun! Careful readers (all three…
(Or "I Solemnly Swear That I Am up to No Good") Whoa! Time flies when you're having fun. It it's it time's fun when you're having flies? Either way, time flies regardless, ago you might as well hav...
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Portland, Maine - Columbia, Missouri - Yuma, Arizona - Indian Head, Maryland - Henniker, New Hampshire - London, England - Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
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I'm a writer, editor, and graphic designer. My novels Detours, and The Unwanted are available from Bold Strokes Books.
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  • University of British Columbia
    MFA Creative Writing, 2012 - 2014
  • University of Missouri–Columbia
    Journalism, 1988 - 1991
  • Webster University
    Computer Science, 1998 - 2001
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