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Jeffrey Ricker
Attended University of British Columbia
Lived in Portland, Maine
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We're heading to New Orleans, and that can only mean Saints & Sinners....

March 9? Has it really been that long since I posted something here? I wish I could say that it was because I’ve been doing something productive, like writing up a storm, but that would be a big old lie. So let’s move on, shall we? Speaking of moving on,…
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The Kids Are All Write at Webster Groves High

(Hint: Say it like you’re Matthew McConaughey.) Another cool thing that happened recently: I got to do a reading at Webster Groves High School as part of their inaugural All Write Festival, a week of programming where they invited writers of all stripes…
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I have a story coming out soon from Little Fiction. They made a trailer for it!
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I love food. I love books. Why can't I think of more books with great food scenes?

Recently, my friend Andy (one half of the podcasting duo behind Four Courses—where they really do care what you had for lunch) asked me to name my favorite food/dining/cooking scenes from literature. It’s a topic that comes up in one of their future…
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If you recall, my goal in 2014 as a reader was to find and consume fewer stories by straight white guys. Looking back at my list of books read last year, I managed to do that pretty well. Out of thirty-six books, five were written by straight (as far as I…
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Best-of 2014? Me? (Or rather, my book)? Aw, shucks.

It’s nice to see The Unwanted get a little end-of-2014 love from readers. Hilcia over at Impressions of A Reader puts The Unwanted among her favorites of last year, a list which also includes The Bears of Winter, where you’ll find my story “Snowblind.”…
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Three books I've got work in are Lambda finalists!

The Lambda Literary Award finalists were announced last week, and I’m really pleased to see several of my friends’ books on the list. I’m also happy that three anthologies I’ve got work in also made the tally: A Family by Any Other Name, which includes my…
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Happy Monday, y’all! I know it’s been a little quiet on the blog lately, but that’s partly because I’ve been writing stories, among other things—but you don’t come here to read about my workout routine or what I’m making for dinner (spoiler alert: usually…
Happy Monday, y'all! I know it's been a little quiet on the blog lately, but that's partly because I've been writing stories, among other things—but you don't come here to read about my workout rou...
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Catching Up with Swoon

In case you’re wondering what I’ve been up to lately (and admit it, how could you not, right?), the lovely (and award-winning!) writer Ruth Daniell just posted a Q&A with me over at the Swoon Reading Series website. You may recall that I was lucky enough…
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I like making lists, and I like playing games. Why not combine the two, right?

If you’ve known me for any length of time, you might be aware of how big a fan I am of making lists. Lists are pretty much the only way I manage to get anything done. That’s partly because I am so very easily distracted (SQUIRREL!) and partly because I…
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They're not resolutions, they're goals. Here are mine.

I know that if I go back and look at my posts for January 2014, I’ll find something about setting goals. (Oh look! Here’s one of them! And hey! Here’s another one! And here’s one about my reading goals for 2014.) How did I do with those? Well, I said I…
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I know that I complain/gripe/grouse (“grouse” is a word that doesn’t get used nearly often enough, don’t you think?) about the Internet enough that you couldn’t be blamed if you thought I was a seventy-something guy standing on the front porch in my…
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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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Hi, I'm a writer.
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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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