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My Dream Path for Hippie Boy

My Dream Path for Hippie Boy



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Published by Ingrid Ricks
My Dream Path for my memoir HIPPIE BOY: A Girl's Story? Best selling e-book, rights optioned for movie, and a sponsorship with Dr. Pepper -- to start with. What's your dream path?
My Dream Path for my memoir HIPPIE BOY: A Girl's Story? Best selling e-book, rights optioned for movie, and a sponsorship with Dr. Pepper -- to start with. What's your dream path?

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Published by: Ingrid Ricks on Jul 13, 2011
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A Girl’s Story
 By Ingrid Ricks
Okay. So as I prepare to launch 
 as an e-book and POD
, I’ve decided to
put my vision for the book in writing and get it out into the universe.Here Goes:1.
Hippie Boy: A Girl’s Story
will be a blockbuster success. I figure if Amanda Hocking can sell amillion plus e-books in just over a year, so can I. Anyone who enjoys a compelling story aboutovercoming adversity will love H
IPPIE BOY. It’s got it all
: a nemesis everyone can hate, acharismatic, vagabond father who
is convinced rules don’t apply to him
, a devout Mormonmother
obsessed with her family’s eternal salvation, a dirt
-poor existence and a feisty teenagegirl who hits the road to escape her life. And for everyone out there fascinated by the Mormonreligion and
curious about what it’s
like to grow up in a mainstream (but extreme) Mormonhousehold, this book is for you.2.
E-book Sponsorship/Promotion with Dr. Pepper.
While living on the road as a tool-sellingvagabond with my dad
a big part of the HIPPIE BOY story
we lived on Sugar Free Dr. Pepper.To me the drink represented freedom, which is what HIPPIE BOY is ultimately about. Thoughthat drink has now been renamed
Diet Dr. Pepper, I’m convinced
that HIPPIE BOY would
resonate in a big way with Dr. Pepper’s target audience. It’s all about freedom –
freedom to liveas you choose, freedom to be happy,
and in Diet Dr. Pepper’s case,
freedom from the caloriesfound in not-diet sodas.3.
HIPPIE BOY Optioned as a Movie/Screenplay:
meets PAPER MOON,with some extreme Mormonism mixed in. I used to think Dakota Fanning would be the perfectactress to play the 13-year-old me. Now that she
15, I think her younger sister, Elle Fanning,would be great for the role
I would love to see Jake
Gyllenhaal play the part of my charismatic,free-wheeling dad.
Speaking Engagements:
Once HIPPIE BOY is up and running, I want to start sharing my storywith youth groups and women organizations. I want to be a voice for women and children whofind themselves in abusive, extreme situations and are searching for a way out. The gist of 
HIPPIE BOY is that you can’t look to others to save you; you have to sa
ve yourself. Once Idiscovered my inner strength, I was able to stand up against oppression and abuse and create
the life I wanted for myself. It continues to be a powerful lesson that guides me today and Iwant to share my story with others.5.
Upcoming Projects:
I’m working
on several projects, including the Based on True Life story of my grandmother, a 16-year-oid runaway who was impregnated by a much older Austrian policeofficer in early 1940. She fled, had her daughter (my mother) in a home for unwed mothers,got involved with the Resistance movement, had her daughter taken away by the police officer,and was quickly arrested by the Nazis. She spent five years at Ravensbruck, a notorious
women’s concentration camp
, where she managed to survive by providing sexual favors to thecamp guards
. I’m also working on
an unfolding memoir about my journey with RetinitisPigmentosa, a devastating degenerative eye disease that has already robbed me of most of myeyesight.
HIPPIE BOY Dream Kick Off: October 1, 2011
PIE BOY: A Girl’s Story is
undergoing final edits with an amazing editor, and a fabulousdesigner is working on cover designs. I plan to launch HIPPIE BOY as an e-book on October 1,2011, and print-on-demand paperback on October, 15, 2011. And as soon as the manuscript
undergoes final proofs, I’m sending it to the marketing forces at Dr. Pepper
to pursue asponsorship.
At least for now, that’s my dream path for HIPPIE BOY and
for my life over the next year or two.
What’s your dream and how do you envision it unfolding?
Ingrid Ricks is a writer, speaker and dreame
r based in Seattle. She’s
currently making final edits to her forthcoming memoir, 
about a feisty teenage girl who escapes her abusive Mormonstepfather by joining her dad on the road as a tool-selling vagabond. Read

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Loving the Vision.
Cindy F. Adkins added this note
Congrats! I love your path, Ingrid! Can't wait to read Hippie Boy!
Ingrid Ricks added this note
Had to update my Hippie Boy launch date. Ebook and Scribd launch is slated for October 1!!!! POD is coming on October 15!!!
Janet Ference added this note
You go, girl! Is the book still slated for this week? It sounds like a helluva story!
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Looking forward to reading Ingrid's book!
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Looking forward to reading Ingrid's book!
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I wish you the best of luck with attaining your goals. With your focus and talent, I'm sure you will find success.
Carl F Maulbeck added this note
life's way is a labyrinth, good luck, ingrid

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