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Hippie Boy: A Girl's Story

Ingrid Ricks grew up in an LDS household that was anything but picture perfect. She tells of her experiences in her novel Hippie Boy: A Girl's Story. Ingrid instantly captures readers with her true-life narrative of growing up with an abusive LDS stepfather. Her story chronicles her own coming-of-age through her adventures with her own father, and perfectly illustrates finding her power.

Ingrid was recently interviewed on Mormon Expression by Tom Perry and Stephanie Durden Edwards. Listen to the interview here.

To read more about Hippie Boy, follow the link here. Learn more about Ingrid Ricks by visiting her website


Ingrid said...

Thanks for sharing this, Stephanie! I really appreciate it.


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