Ricardo Henriquez was born in the small fishing and mining town of Tocopilla, Chile. He received a degree in journalism from the Universidad Católica del Norte and worked as a political journalist for six years before immigrating to the United States in 2001. For five years he served as a political and community organizer in New Haven, Connecticut. His experiences working with those lacking hope and resources have inspired some of the characters in his writing.
Henriquez has fifteen years of experience writing columns for local newspapers, starting blogs, and sharing his thoughts on social media. He currently lives in Connecticut with his husband and their dog, Penny-Lane. When he’s not writing, he works at a nonprofit that helps families become financially stable. The Catcher’s Trap is his first novel.