At the 2018 Cleveland conference, she is critiquing manuscripts for attendees. Genres she will critique include women’s fiction, contemporary fiction, literary fiction, young adult fiction (all kinds), mainstream fiction, middle grade (all kinds), mystery, thriller, romance, science fiction, and fantasy. She will not be critiquing picture books.
Ricki earned a B.A. in English and an M.Ed. in Secondary Education from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio.
In addition to writing, she has molded the minds of tweens & teens as a middle school and high school teacher in both the CLE and the ATL — and she also spent a year teaching writing and communications at the college level.
In addition to freelance writing and editing, she has spoken at writers’ conferences and now sits on the board of Broadleaf Writers Association. She was formerly the coordinator of the now-defunct online writing community, the Write-Brained Network.
Her writing is represented by Barbara Poelle of Irene Goodman Literary Agency.