Ricky Roberts III is an author, youth advocate, and motivational speaker whose mission in life is to encourage people to discover their true passions and pursue their dreams. At the age of 17, Ricky had an epiphany, after being stabbed nine times. From that point on, he has devoted his life to serving his higher purpose, stopped thinking of himself as a victim of a rough childhood, and started appreciating each an every moment, as the gift it is, in the amazing journey known as 'life.Today, Ricky inspires through his writings, speaking engagements, volunteer work, and his interaction with others in his daily living. He is dedicated to reaching people in a positive way wherever he may be. Roberts is open to any opportunities that may present themselves to share his message. Whether it is an audience of ten, or ten thousand, he is thankful to be a part of inspiring people to live their truth. “To reach one is to reach them all.” Ricky Roberts III. In his spare time, he enjoys surfing, skateboarding, reading, writing, yoga, photography, art and traveling. Ricky resides in St. Petersburg, Florida.Is this where I am called to be? What is life all about? Is it too late? Whatever your questions may be, Ricky Roberts III takes you on a journey inward, as he shares what has come to him in his heart-felt reflections, in his 3rd book, Where Did the Gift Go?. No matter where you may be in your life, or what religious preferences you may have, this book will inspire you to rediscover parts of yourself that have been lost, or have never been found.