Ricki Cardenas is the author of two humorous women’s fiction novels, Mr. Right-Swipe and Switch and Bait (Grand Central, 2017 and 2018)—both published under the name Ricki Schultz.
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 and freelance editing, 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.
She currently lives in Georgia with her husband and geriatric beagle, and she’s finally starting to embrace “y’all”—even though she can’t pull it off even a little bit.
Among other publications, she has contributed to Writer’s Digest Books, both interviewing literary agents for the Guide to Literary Agents blog as well as writing various articles for both Guide to Literary Agents and Children’s Writer’s and Illustrator’s Market (F+W Media). She has spoken at and critiqued new writers’ work at several conferences and workshops, she’s a former board member of Broadleaf Writers Association, and she was 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.
Photography by Paige Molina.