Russell Ricard

Words on the page, screen, and stage 

Russell Ricard

Louisiana Creole, I was born in Baton Rouge. At eight years old, I moved to Los Angeles, California. And since 1988, I’ve called New York City home.

For over three decades, I worked as an actor, singer, and dancer in regional, national tours, and international productions, including appearing on Broadway. And I'm still a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and Actor's Equity Association.

I have a BA in Psychology from CUNY/Queens College, and earned my MFA in Creative Writing from The New School.

I’m intrigued with the psychosocial aspects of being human. Therefore, my writing practice explores themes of growing up; aging; family dynamics; and also romantic couplings, including how a character’s race, sexual orientation, and gender informs their interpersonal relationships.

My debut novel, The Truth About Goodbye, was named a finalist in Foreword Indies Book of the Year Awards. Other writing has appeared on,, and in Newtown Literary. 

I live in NYC with my husband, Scott.