The Unwanted

“Ricker’s prose transports readers into the world of bullies and redemption, love and loss, and prophecies and being the chosen one. Readers are also treated to Jamie’s snarky comments throughout the book–which left this reviewer laughing out loud.”

Reviewed by Ruth Compton at the ALA’s GLBT Reviews

“Ricker has crafted a wonderfully satisfying story that not only does his love of Wonder Woman justice, but brings the Amazon myth alive for an entirely new audience. He draws back the bow. He shoots. And he scores.”

Reviewed by Jerry Wheeler at Out in Print

“Ricker takes some overwhelming risks with characters and story at the end that I believe give this read a unique touch. Highly recommended!”

Reviewed by Hilcia at Impressions of a Reader

“(R)eaders familiar with the Greek myths will enjoy this re-imagining of them in our world, as will anyone who enjoys a well-crafted story.”

Reviewed by Keith Glaeske at Chelsea Station


“(W)ell written and witty, and encouraging to those who sometimes feel like fate seems to have an endless number of detours to happiness.”

Reviewed by Bob Lind in Echo Magazine

“Take a fun RV road trip with Joel and his ‘frenemy’ Lincoln as they travel from Maine to San Francisco. But this is no ordinary trip because Joel is accompanied by the ghost of his recently deceased mother, who teaches him a few things about life and love.”

Recommended by Ellen Bosman in Library Journal