An academic physician and scientific writer, Ricardo has had his fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry featured in the U.S. and in the U.K., in Acentos Review, Biostories, Foliate Oak, Lunch Ticket, The Bellingham Review and others. He recently had his first full length memoir accepted for publication. Born and raised in Cuba, he came to the United States as a refugee in his teens and now resides in North Florida.